Google’s Chrome community is making it very easy to do something good this Holiday Season. The new Chrome for a Cause extension will keep tabs (haha) on how many tabs you open while browsing the web every day between Dec. 15 and Dec. 19. At the end of each day, you can choose to contribute your accumulated tabs to one of five worthy causes:
- The Nature Conservancy
- Charity: Water
- Doctors Without Borders
- Un Techo para mi Pais
- Room to Read
Google will keep track of everyone’s donated Tabs, and will make a charitable donation, up to 1 million dollars, to aid these organizations. The extension shows you how many Tabs you’ve opened, and if you click on it, it will tell you how much your Tabs are presently “worth” – right now I have just 26, which equates to 2.6 trees planted through The Nature Conservancy.
If you are like me, and your job pretty much entails living on the web, try this Extension out. If you’re not on Chrome, now’s a great time to try, too. And try not to just click through links you follow… CTRL-Click those suckers, and it will help you accumulate new Tabs!
Right-clicking a link, and selecting either “Open link in new tab” or “Open link in new window” also counts for another Tab for your tally.
- Innovative Charity: Google “Chrome for a Cause” Extension (mashable.com)
- Google launches Chrome for a Cause drive, donates for each tab opened until the 19th (engadget.com)