Since it started operations on Jan. 1, 2004, Jigsaw has amassed a database of 3 million contacts at 150,000 companies, and the company expects that to grow to 5 million by year's end. Only 131 of its 105,000 members sell points, Fowler said. "Almost all trade data to get data."
Michael Arrington, who writes the TechCrunch blog, fingered Jigsaw as "evil," calling it a "really, really bad idea." Rafe Needleman, who writes for the influential tech publication Release 1.0, said that it was "clever but creepy" and that it breaks the social contract.
San Francisco Chronicle is running a story on a site that allows you to post you business card collection to web and earn points redeemable for cash or peeks into other users collections. If you need to get a hold of Slashdot management just query OSTG spend a couple of points and get the President on the line.