chrome for a cause
60,559,541 (yes, that's more than 60 million) tabs were opened by those who had installed Chrome for a Cause in the four days that it counted. This number of tabs apparently amounted to raising $1 million (Google never mentioned how much each tab was worth), so it looks like each tab you opened, while having the extension installed, resulted in a contribution of about 1.65 cents.
Since you were able to choose which charity the money you helped raise would go to at the end of each day, here's how the $1 million will be split: $245,278 will go to planting trees in the Atlantic Forest, an endangered Brazilian tropical forest; $232,791 will help get clean water for communities in developing nations by building wells; $112,078 will help build shelter for poor families in Latin America; $267,336 will fund vaccinations against meningitis in Africa; $142,518 will go toward publishing books by local writers and illustrators, that will be donated to schools and libraries in Africa and Asia.
The donations will be made at the end of the year. You can keep the extension installed and, if so, it will notify you about future opportunities to work together with other Chrome users for good causes.
Google's Chrome for a Cause extension promises to donate money to a charity for every new tab you open in Chrome until this Sunday, December 19. At the end of each day you can choose where the money will go, and you have five charities to pick from:
I’m addicted to browser tabs. I probably open several hundred of them each day during my regular web browsing. And today brings good news: Google wants to reward me for that.
Well technically, Google wants to reward charities on my behalf for my obsessive web browsing. A new initiative today called “Chrome for a Cause” asks you to download a Google-made Chrome extension that will note your tab opening activity and allow you to donate to one of five charities at the end of each day based on your usage. Yep, just browse the web, and donate to charity.
The charities involved in this are: The Nature Conservancy, charity: water, Doctors Without Borders, Un Techo para mi Pais, and Room to Read. Here’s Google’s breakdown of how much you have to browse to donate to the various charities: