edit Why was Diffen launched?
We believe that making the right choices should be easier than it is today. We believe that this is possible with information that is unbiased, free, concise and easy to understand. Diffen aims to provide a one-stop shop for such information.
edit How does Diffen help make choices?
edit Breadth of Information
You may be faced with a simple decision – whether to use affect or effect in a sentence. Or you may be pondering over your long term investment choices – should you invest in a 401(k) plan or an IRA? Or the choice in front of you could be much graver – perhaps you are considering quitting your job with Microsoft in Redmond for a job with Philips in Amsterdam. In all these cases, you can research each of the individual choices and the different aspects related to the choice. But there was no single source that gives you a comparison. That is, until we launched Diffen.
edit Easy to Use
Suppose you are trying to decide whether to buy a Canon Powershot SD1300 or SD1400. You read the reviews and lose your way reading the specifications. All you want to know is - what is different between the two? Diffen makes it easy (1-click) to see only what's different or what's similar so that making your choices becomes easier.
Another example is trying to compare Intel Atom N450 and N470.
We believe that people want to help. So Diffen was obviously inspired by Wikipedia and is a wiki that anyone can edit. People want to share their experiences; for example, at Harvard vs Stanford, and help others make the right decisions.
edit Facts and Opinions
When you are faced with choices, you are looking for unbiased information. Diffen makes it a goal to clearly delineate facts and opinions. The community keeps content unbiased and fact-oriented. The ratings and comments provide outlets for opinions.
edit What is Diffen?
Diffen lets you compare anything.
What is the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R? What is the difference between a pub and a bar? An alligator and a crocodile? What is the difference between 401(k) and IRA? Treasuries and bonds? AMD Turion and Athlon processors? How is a Pentium Core 2 Duo different from Pentium Dual Core? How does the work environment at IBM compare with working at Microsoft? How does living in Seattle compare with living in Amsterdam? What is the difference between a Plasma TV and an LCD TV? Cal Tech and UCLA? Yankees and the Red Sox?
You can find or write all these comparisons on Diffen.
edit Where is Diffen based?
Mostly in the cloud. What's not virtual is in Seattle.
For feedback, comments, bouquets and brickbats, reach us at feedback[at]diffen[dot]com or leave us a note from the Feedback page.