December 16, 2010 by Vincent
Google Donates When You Use Chrome
Do you have your tabs running wild on your Google Chrome? If yes, this would be perfect. Starting from December 15 to 19, Google will donate to a cause of your choice at the end of each day depending on the number of tabs you’ve opened.
The more tabs you open, the more Google will donate:
- 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
Every opened tabs are counted, regardless whether any website is being loaded. You can spam the “new tab” button and make Google donate more, but there is a limit of 250 tabs being tracked in a day.
Google has allocated up to one million dollars to run this charity campaign. If you are not using Chrome as your primary browser, why not try it for just four days? Team up with the rest of the Chrome community and dry that million dollars.
To participate, you are required to install the Chrome for a Cause extension. A new icon will appear after installing, counting your total opened tabs.
At the end of everyday, click on the icon to submit your tabs and select your cause among the 5 available; vaccinations, books, clean water, shelter, and trees.
*the extension will only track your tab counts, no browsing history will be stored.