07-20-2012 08:22 PM
I was just thinking about those other data sources, my experiences working with them, and then it hit me like a brick WHY I like Data.com/Jigsaw so much better.
Jigsaw provides Honest Data. Who else can claim that?
No other service has a community of volunteer legions of ardent users cleansing the data every day. Every add and update is a valuable contribution. Bad data gets an Orkin treatment.
No other service can match the support of Data.com provides to help us help them. Everybody wins big time.
No other service can match the power of the Data.com community.
07-23-2012 08:22 PM
We all hear you.......and feel your passion for this platform - kudos on that alone!
However, there are legions of communities on the web and they collaborate in ways we might understand, but in different aspects of business, say like software development...open source software development. HUGE! Add using the latest flavor in vogue, Ruby and Ruby on Rails and you get geek communes like https://github.com/
The strength of Jigsaw Community and it's legions of users is that today's web offers this exact thing to users of sooo many things, from software developers to fantasy football leagues fans to nuclear engineers....all served up usually in a LAMP - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LAMP_(software_bundle) - environment...just like this software! Very open, tons of collaboration and usually happy core users.