Friday, September 25, 2009

Jigsaw’s Business Model Is Built on Crowdsourcing

Jim Fowler, chief executive of Jigsaw, is fond of saying his Web-based start-up is following the Wikipedia formula. It is, but with some notable differences — and ones that suggest how the crowdsourcing model can be made to work in the real world of business. Jigsaw, based in San Mateo, Calif., is a Web directory of business cards and company records. Its database of 17 million contact records and 3 million company records is growing rapidly, Mr. Fowler notes, thanks to Jigsaw’s “community” of more than 1 million members who build and maintain the database. Its membership of registered users is expanding by 1,500 a working day.
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