Advertising

Ripple – Surf For Charity

Advertising
Ripple – Surf For Charity
ripple, surf for charity

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Ripple.org is a site that uses online advertising to help out charities. It’s a two prong attack.

Click

If you want to send money to one of the four charities Ripple supports, all you have to do is click Water, Food, Education or Money and you will be forwarded to a sponsor’s advertisement, of which 100% of the revenue goes directly to the selected charity.

Search

You can also search for charity by using their Google Co-op-Driven search engine. Google pays Ripple, and Ripple takes all of that revenue and gives it to your chosen charity.

Add a Ripple search keyword to your browser and you can search for charity without going to their site!

    ripple Money Education Food Water

    Add this button to your website, and users can click directly to the charity they want to give to, anytime they want!

    Ripple also provides a SearchBar to install for Internet Explorer 7, OpenSearch, Firefox 1.5+ and Sherlock.

    Simple, isn’t it?

    Right now the charities are Australia based, but it doesn’t hurt to help out where ever you can.

    This simple scheme could work anywhere, though. Are there any others like it? International ones, perhaps?

    Save The World, One Click At A Time – [Ripple]

    More by this author

    Craig Childs

    Craig is an editor and web developer who writes about happiness and motivation at Lifehack

    8 Steps to Continuous Self Motivation Even During the Difficult Times How To Start a Conversation with Anyone How Not To Suck At Socializing – Do’s & Don’ts Storage Ideas For Small Spaces New Gmail Filter Hacks

    Trending in Technology

    1 Can Technology have Biases Like Humans? 2 15 Great Macbook Accessories To Improve Productivity 3 7 Best Outdoor Security Cameras For Better Home Security 4 10 Best VPNs to Browse the Internet More Securely 5 10 Best Monitors for Your PC Under $100

    Read Next

    Advertising
    Advertising

    Last Updated on December 18, 2020

    Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

    Advertising
    Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

    Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

    Does technology have all the answers?

    This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

    Advertising

    Creating technological solutions transparently

    This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

    Advertising

    Technology as the connecting tool

    Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

    Advertising

    “Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

    Advertising

    Advertising

    Read Next