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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Help charities while searching the web!!

Hey all,

Here is a blog post listing some great ways to do good while searching the internet. Which is really great, because I know I spend a lot of time online, so here is another painless way to help others in our daily lives. I want to talk about a few of the search engines from the blog post.

The first one I want to mention is MagicTaxi, it is a UK based engine which donates 50% of its daily advertising directly to various UK charities. I like this one cause it reminds me of my blog, except it functions differently. Here is a Metro article about the company for more info.

The next is Search Kindly which uses the money they raise to build mobile libraries for underserved schools, as an avid reader I really like the goal of this site. They way they function is to "take something that you'd be doing anyway, like surfing the Internet, and turn it into a meaningful action." Every time you visit their page, they get roughly 1/3 of a cent for the advertising costs, which they then use for the libraries. You can also set it for your homepage as an easy way to help or add it your search bar to use every time you search the web.

Another, more focused site, is Clicks 4 Cancer. Which focuses on allowing people to raise money for some of the larger cancer organizations. They raise money through people clicking on their advertisements, so this is a better site for those of you who are online shoppers.

The article links to a few other sites, so you should definitely check it out. I think I'm gonna add Search Kindly to my search bar, since it uses google already. Now I can do good while using google!

Why don't you join me in making one of these your homepages?

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