Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 125: Performed A Bunch of Goodsearches

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fool for random trivia.  I tape Jeopardy.  I drink Snapples simply for the random facts on the bottom of the lid.  I fill my brain with a ton of useless (and sometimes useful) information.  One of the vehicles that I have used to enhance my trivia knowledge is the internet.  Anytime a thought pops into my head or there is something I feel the need to know, I hurry up and search for the answer on Google or Wikipedia.  There really isn't a reason why I do this because I have never actually tried out to be on a game show or even called in to a radio station to answer questions.  Having this insatiable thirst for trivial knowledge is something that I never thought I could really utilize for my random acts of kindness.  That is until one of our readers emailed me with a website that could both feed my mind while helping others out. 

Goodsearch is a search engine powered by Yahoo that donates 50% of its' revenue (about a penny per search) to different charities listed on their site.  When performing a search on the site, you have the option of selecting from a number of different charities with which to make a donation.  You even have the option of adding your own charity, school or cause to the list of charities for a new way to earn money for them.  So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to be using Goodsearch as the tool for my never-ending quest for useless knowledge.  Moving forward, it is going to be what I use for all of these searches and seeing as how I search for things about 100 times a day (not an exaggeration), a great amount of money could be raised this year.


  1. I agree with Savvy. What a beautiful idea. So cool!

    Cathy Trails

  2. Awesome blog. Have you been to Such an easy thing to do to help developing nations.

  3. Which charity did you choose? And yes, rocks!

  4. I've used GoodSearch for a long time. I love it <3 Thanks for the mention of it not only is such a worth action it also builds vocabulary skills. One Tribe~One Love!One Heart~One Peace~One Earth <3

  5. That is awesome. I work in Internet Marketing so I'm not sure I can convince my demographic to switch over, but for personal use, I'll definitely start using.

    Can I humbly suggest a read for you? I wrote this blog about a transgender person I recently became aware of, who needs help. You get a lot of readers on your blog, it would be fantastic if you could draw some attention to his cause.
    This is what I wrote about him: