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Anyone participating in "Chrome for a Cause"?

Asked by DeanV (14193 points ) December 15th, 2010

Apparently it’s a little thing Google is doing between december 15 and 19 where however many tabs you open within that time Google will donate X amount of money to a charity of your choice.
Kinda neat, I thought.

It’s a Google Chrome extension, and I already use a lot of those, so it’s pretty much a no brainer for me.

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YARNLADY's avatar

No, I use Goodsearch for my internet searches, and they donate to your favorite charity every single day of the year.

Blueroses's avatar

Cool. I already use Chrome so I installed it. Thanks for the link!

Sarcasm's avatar

@YARNLADY “Chrome for a Cause” is with the web browser, not the search engine. So you could simultaneously support both Goodsearch and “Chrome for a Cause” if you were so inclined.

I already do use Chrome. So I’m doing it.
But I hate this idea. I hated when Microsoft did it too. It’s emotional blackmail to get people to use their product. Regardless of how many people use their extension/browser, they already have the resources available to donate to the causes. I don’t really see any reason other than their own desire to win the “Browser wars” to withhold the donations.
I also hate the idea of “Sure, we’ll donate money to your cause, but only if you run a marathon for it.”

YARNLADY's avatar

@Sarcasm Ok, thanks for the info.

global_nomad's avatar

I am now. Thanks!

Vincentt's avatar

I’ve installed it, but am not really using Chrome that much, so it’s not of a lot of help.

I do like the idea though. Google was probably planning to advertise the use of Chrome anyway, if in the process of that they also support some charities, the better. In fact, I actually started using Chrome a little bit more so this kind of advertising campaigns work, meaning it will be more attractive for other companies to use this kind of marketing too ;-)

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