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antonaf




msg:767199
 10:47 pm on Apr 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google.org [google.org]

This will be the future site of Google.org the philanthropic arm of Google. We are currently working on staffing as well as defining the goals, priorities, and principles of Google.org. We hope to have a lot more to share with you on this front in the coming year. Check back here for updates.

For grant requests: Unfortunately, we are not ready to accept grant requests of any kind at this time. Please check back on this site in the future.

For staffing inquiries: We will post a link on this site when positions become available.
Thank you for your interest!

Does anyone know what this site is? What Google plans are for this site?

Philanthropic:
1. Of, relating to, or marked by philanthropy; humanitarian.
2. Organized to provide humanitarian or charitable assistance: a philanthropic society.

Philanthropy
1. The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.
2. Love of humankind in general.
3. Something, such as an activity or institution, intended to promote human welfare.

Ok. So, I understand that philantrhopic pertains to donations and humanity. But what is Google's motive? What is Google planning? Do anyone know? Get me on board. Thx.

 

briggidere




msg:767200
 2:11 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

just like macdonalds mate.

just going for good PR i guess. making them seem like a nice company and not a money grabbing corporation.....

briggidere

designaweb




msg:767201
 2:13 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Looks like something similair to the Gates foundation...

We hope that someday this institution will eclipse Google itself in overall world impact by ambitiously applying innovation and significant resources to the largest of the world's problems.

- Sergey Brin & Larry Page

I Suppose they got some spare cash at hand :)

Anolonda




msg:767202
 2:41 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's called a Tax Shelter.

donpps




msg:767203
 3:47 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Me thinks this might be in response to negative pr from domain grab attempt ..

Do no evil huh?

Don

moltar




msg:767204
 3:52 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

PR10 domain :P

arrowman




msg:767205
 4:50 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

What Google plans are for this site?

"We are currently working on staffing as well as defining the goals, priorities, and principles of Google.org."

RTFM :-)

antonaf




msg:767206
 5:36 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)


What Google plans are for this site?

"We are currently working on staffing as well as defining the goals, priorities, and principles of Google.org."

RTFM :-)

lol. Thanks for clearing that up!

As I thought Google is planning to aid and donate to the world and help with humane causes, such as disasters....world medical research...world hunger...world pain (diseases and such)...etc. They have the MONEY...the POWER...and the RESPECT. If anyone can help...its GOOG

PR10...i noticed that. And its not that much content :-)

[edited by: antonaf at 5:37 pm (utc) on April 19, 2005]

AndAgain




msg:767207
 5:37 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

"It's called a Tax Shelter."

God forbid someone actually wanting to help the world.

Personally, I am behind google on their quest to provide the worlds information in an organized way...

Even the business model itself has hints of philanthropy woven into it.

Especially noting the library additions to come: [webmasterworld.com...]

Children that rely on charties only to end up with incomplete libraries will soon be able to access all the information the world has to offer.

Sounds like the speed of learning is going to increase.

<sarcasm> What animals those google guys are, you can tell they are all about the money an tax breaks... ;) </sarcasm>

Now we just have to make sure the education systems are up to par...

-AndAgain

markus007




msg:767208
 5:56 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

They could have the greatest impact on the world, by using the toolbar to provide computing cycles for finding cures to cancer etc. Not to mention using their huge knowledgebase to improve the algorithms that run gene folding sequences etc. Googles greatest contribution in my opinion will be them trying to solve some of the worlds greatest math/science/computing problems.

antonaf




msg:767209
 6:04 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

by using the toolbar to provide computing cycles

A toolbar grid. Interesting concept!

Chndru




msg:767210
 6:12 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

They could have the greatest impact on the world, by using the toolbar to provide computing cycles for finding cures to cancer etc.

[toolbar.google.com...]

hdpt00




msg:767211
 6:15 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

They apparantly used to redirect to google.com. If you do a link:www.google.org the same back links show, instantly giving google.org a PR 10. Nice to see the using their own tricks on themselves. I think my next page will begin with a 301 to google.com then switch to something else.

This is a PR joke. Maybe they'll give away all their money and then goog collapses.

encyclo




msg:767212
 6:17 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

A toolbar grid. Interesting concept!

You mean giving away the computing power of their unsuspecting toolbar users as a philanthropic gesture? How generous of them!

Hunter




msg:767213
 6:24 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

Me thinks this might be in response to negative pr from domain grab attempt ..

I seriously doubt that. Google's legal team is on auto pilot to some extent. They are bound to screw up at times.

PR10...i noticed that. And its not that much content :-)

one link is all you need.

jschmitz




msg:767214
 6:46 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

my dream job: doing the google logo everyday. Maybe they'll need someone for the .org site?

j

Namaste




msg:767215
 9:22 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

why is the alexa rank 3?

winmorgan




msg:767216
 10:05 pm on Apr 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

As someone who has spent 20 years as a social marketer - that is, applying commercial marketing techniques to promote socially beneficial products, programs, and services - including the past 6 years as an online social marketer I think this is fantastic! There is so much that Google can do to promote access to information about socially beneficial behaviors, including family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, domestic violence prevention, cardiovascular health, and more. This would be MY dream job!

powerstar




msg:767217
 2:41 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Results 1 - 10 of about 2,920,000 linking to [google.org...]

Now that's fast

mack




msg:767218
 2:58 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

As a lot of people have mentioned "tax shelter" Well there are many ways of doing that, and if some good comes from itthis way, them who can complain.

There is a lot of need in this world. If a corp wants to help then well done to them.

Mack.

kpaul




msg:767219
 3:39 am on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

PR10... i wonder how many 'grant requests' they will get for linkage. ;)

should be interesting to see what they do with it.

billygg




msg:767220
 1:28 pm on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

definitely funny, PR 10, but, if u check any of the pages that show in backlinks, none of them link to .org, LOL. to funny.

div01




msg:767221
 1:39 pm on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

hdpt00 has already pointed out how they achieved the PR10.

bloke in a box




msg:767222
 3:09 pm on Apr 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

Again, interesting to see what they'll do with it. :)

Although I don't understand the appalling HTML :/

Oranjy




msg:767223
 7:01 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Whats wrong with the HTML of the page? BTW their taking there time thinking of what to do with it...

arran




msg:767224
 7:36 pm on May 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's been hit bad by Bourbon - down to PR2 ;)

BigDave




msg:767225
 5:53 am on May 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

The Google Foundation is most likely going to be a lot more like the Microsoft Foundation than like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Corporate foundations have to be a lot more politically correct than family foundations.

Just think about why most companies have United Way campaigns, even though it is an incredibly inefficient charity. It is so they don't have to deal with whether their choices of causes offend various employees, customers or stockholders.

As for the Tax Shelter comment, the only people that suggest that have never considered the math. It is only a tax shelter if it is financially beneficial to you, which giving money to legitimate charities is not.

A tax shelter is where you get tax deductions, but you get to keep the value of your money, such as certain real estate or business transactions. Giving away $100 to save yourself $30 in taxes does not shelter your income. You have $70 less than if you had paid your taxes.

And with personal charitable giving, you can only deduct up to 50% of your taxable income in any given year. Certainly in the case of Bill and Melinda, they have given more than 50% of their taxable income just about every year, and have in fact given around 1/3 of their net worth.

As for "good PR", there are a lot cheaper ways to do that. Think about the billionares out there, many of them have a foundation. Can you even list 5 to 10 and tell me what they support?

Most of the foundations out there fly under everyones radar. You might read about them in an occasional article, but that is about it. And are you really going to connect a mention of Ellison Medical Foundation with the CEO of Oracle?

And I will tell you straight up, as someone that hates microsoft's business practices, that both Bill and Melinda really do give a damn about the good that their foundation is doing. And the public only hears about some small parts of what the foundation accomplishes.

If it was just for PR, they would do things that are popular. Much of what they are chosing to do is what governments refuse to do. Immunizing children in third world countries and working on water treatment to combat disease saves hundreds of thousands of lives a year, but they are lives that few in the United States really care about.

So, even if the people that start these foundations are doing it just for the PR or the tax breaks, I'm still all for it. They do a hell of a lot of good where it wouldn't have happened otherwise.

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