Friday, December 17, 2010

Chrome for a Cause

Ok, I'm gonna take a quick break from "studying" at the library (a.k.a. Facebook games, chatting, etc.). I wasn't going to blog until my finals were over, but this is quite important.

What is this? It's "Chrome for a Cause".
The chrome for a cause extension will count your tabs while you browse the web. At the end of the day, you’ll be asked to choose a charity to receive your tabs. Every day between December 15 and 19 presents the chance to contribute your tabs, so you can choose to support the same charity or pick a different one each day.
You're given a choice of donating vaccinations, books, clean water, square feet of shelter, and planting trees. I did some calculations and:
  • 25 tabs = 1 vaccination provided
  • 10 tabs = 1 book donated
  • 200 tabs = 1 person's clean water provided
  • 100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
  • 10 tabs = 1 tree planted
At the end of the day, I guess they round down. I had 140 tabs opened for my first day and I chose to "provide" 5 vaccinations. If I knew that, I would have just opened up 15 more tabs.

Get Google Chrome everyone (I mean it's better than Internet Explorer and Firefox anyways)! Install the "Chrome for a Cause" extension and open those tabs!

[10:42 AM]: Apparently, 250 tabs is the maximum amount of tabs you can reach in a day. I thought it was strange my tab count wasn't increasing any more.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that other people were using Chrome for a Cause! I was disappointed that 250 was the max for tab count. Also that it seemed as though there weren't any 'roll over' tabs and you could only donate 1 person's clean water in a day. It's funny how fast you can reach 250 tabs without changing any tab habits!