One of the earliest requests for features on OpenCorporates was actually from company owners – the ability to add data about their company, especially websites and telephone numbers.
Well, now at last you can do that, and not just company owners, but anyone who’s logged in. The requirement to log in is pretty important, as we’re almost obsessive about provenance on OpenCorporates. Put simply, anybody using OpenCorporates should be able to know where (and when) that information originated, whether from a company register, a data source such as the UK’s public spending data, or from an OpenCorporates user.
How do you do it? Just log in using the subtle ‘login’ link at the top right of the page. As well as allowing logging in using your Twitter account, you can also now log in using LinkedIn. The procedure’s the same – just click on the link, log in to your LinkedIn account, confirm that you’re happy to use LinkedIn to authenticate your OpenCorporates account, and you’re done. The whole thing should take no more than 30 seconds.
Then on the company page, just click on ‘Add Data About This Company’: