Google's Donating Money for Every Tab You Open

Aren't tabs wonderful? You can open countless web pages without having to close the last and flick between them at will. We could go on about how the advent of tabs in web browsers has changed the way we work/play/surf, but we don't need to. Tabs are just plain useful and everyone kind of knows it.

However, if you want to make your browser work harder than it already does, consider participating in Google's Chrome for a Cause campaign. The program pledges to tally up your tabs at the end of each day and donate money to charity based on how many you opened during the day. Here's how it breaks down:

  • 10 tabs = 1 tree planted
  • 10 tabs = 1 book published and donated
  • 25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided
  • 100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
  • 200 tabs = 1 person's clean water for a year

Google has partnered with five charities for Chrome for Cause. These are The Nature Conservancy, Doctors without Borders, Charity: Water, Room to Read, and Un Techno para mi País. To contribute, all you have to do is download the Chrome for a Cause extension for Chrome and start opening tabs. Google is only running the program from December 15 through to December 19 and it's capped at $1 million so be sure to get moving on this as soon as possible for maximum warm and fuzzy feelings.

Check out Chrome for a Cause here.

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  • jerreece
    This is both a marketing campaign for Google, and Chrome, and a means to have thousands of people voluntarily install a plug-in which monitors your activity so Google can analyze all the data. :)

    At least they're going to donate $1 million to some charities.
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  • joelmartinez
    I use Opera...
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  • chickenhoagie
    time to bring up my autoclicker..

    heres to all the thirsty humans out there!
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  • jerreece
    This is both a marketing campaign for Google, and Chrome, and a means to have thousands of people voluntarily install a plug-in which monitors your activity so Google can analyze all the data. :)

    At least they're going to donate $1 million to some charities.
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