Just a few days back Google Chrome was seen doing some social work, contributing in different ways but donations all based on the Google Chrome users in means of ‘Clicks’ instead of direct money. We even reported of Google incorporating the event by rolling in a separate extension within the Google Chrome browser in order to mark the contributions.
Over 60 Million Tabs were donated to the “Chrome For A Cause” Charity. The tabs were equally distributed amongst the five charities involved with the program. Google would now distribute $1 Million it had pledged in an orderly fashion according to the people’s choices.
Sarah Nahm, Google Product Marketing Manager wrote:
In 2010, the Chrome community has joined us in moments of fun, invention, exploration, and now, giving. Last week, we invited Chrome’s users worldwide to ‘donate’ their opened tabs in Chrome to drive a charitable gift of one million dollars. We on the Chrome team were deeply impressed with the support and participation and now we’re happy to share the results with you. The Chrome community responded with staggering enthusiasm and, acting together, raised 60,599,541 tabs for charity.
Google was proud to see people participate, specially in a good cause which was different than a competition. Instead of the user getting something in return, Google Chrome users donated via clicking the tabs. Some 16 million tabs were clicked alone for vaccinations, due to which $267,336 would be donated in combating meningitis with vaccinations in Africa.
Some 14.8 million tabs were clicked to divert funds to re-planting trees for the endangered Atlantic Forest which sums up to a total of $245,278, directly contributed to the trees. Charity:water, registered some 14 million tabs which sums up to a total of $232,791, going towards building clean water supplies. Furthermore, 8.6 million tabs were delegated towards providing books to schools and libraries in Africa and Asia, sums up to total of $142,518 and 6.8 million tabs for building shelter in Latin America.
via [Google Chrome Blog]