Message for charity

We all instant message. It has become a routine part of life. Wake up in the morning, log onto messenger. Get into the office, log onto messenger. Come home at night, log into messenger. (Though not always appearing online – I like the appear offline feature quite a lot).

Did you know that Microsoft donates money to charity when you use Windows Live Messenger? Set up your messenger name to contribute to a cause. Next time your parents yell at you to get off the computer and stop wasting time chatting with friends, you can tell them that you’re busy saving the world and can’t believe they would be so inconsiderate!

I was reading about the experience this woman went through when she learned she has an 87% chance of getting cancer.

One of the causes that you can donate Microsoft’s money to is the Susan G. Komen For The Cure, a leader in the fight against breast cancer. Other organizations include Ninemillion.org, Unicef, and StopGlobalWarming.org.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. i didn’t know Microsoft donates money to charity when you use Windows Live Messenger. Now that i did, i will sign in every nite! And yes, the ‘appear offline’ feature is the best.

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  2. “Next time your parents yell at you to get off the computer and stop wasting time chatting with friends” – finally a message targeted at your #1 reader demographic! :-D

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  3. The IM initiaive is very admirable but “the i’m™ initiative is available only in the United States.” (http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/).

    Think global, act local.

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  4. Posted by talk19 on April 2, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    I wonder if that’s based on where you’re logging in from or what your Passport account’s country is set to.

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