Search Engines Helping with Tsunami Relief Effort
As the tragic news of the December 26th Tsunami spreads across the web, so do initiatives by those who are working to help the tsunami relief effort. Along with blogs and other popular sites, search engines have also played their part in helping to raise money. Google has put a link on its home page to relief groups, and America Online is encouraging members to donate to Network for Good, an online charity the Internet-service provider founded along with Cisco Systems Inc.
In less than three days, Yahoo! users have helped raise millions of dollars for organizations including the American Red Cross, UNICEF, Oxfam, Network for Good and AmeriCares. Yahoo! has also donated the creation and hosting of the American Red Cross donation site, which has already raised $1.2 million from more than 11,000 donors in its first 18 hours of availability.
Blog Search Engine worked with BlogAds to help Unicef USA place free advertisements on some of the most popular blogs within the blogosphere. Ask Jeeves is also asking its users to contribute to the Tsunami Relief Effort this New Years with a link from Ask Jeeves search properties directing users to online places to donate.
We can’t list all of them right now, but if you see any other search engines or sites going out of their way to help with the Tsunami Relief Effort, please list them below in Comments.