When you’re a professional blogger, you have a lot of tabs open on an hourly basis. Like fifty. Or a hundred. Or so many that your top of the line iMac maxed out with RAM and loaded with a lightning fast SSD drive bogs down and begins to spit out acrid smoke. It becomes such a part of your daily life that you spend more time than you could even imagine having passionate opinions about the way browsers display tabs: are favicons necessary? What about multi-rows? In other words, being a pro blogger can be pretty stupid… but when Google comes along and announces a new charitable initiative as cool as Chrome for a Cause, I thank my lucky stars I have a career that makes me passionate about anything as pedantic as tabs. What’s Chrome for a Cause? It’s a new extension for Chrome which, if you’re a Chrome user, you should install now. What happens when you install? Every tab you open from that moment forward will trigger Google to make a donation to one of five charities, including * The Nature Conservancy * charity: water * Doctors Without Borders * Un Techo para mi Pais * Room To Read Everyday from today, the 15th, and December 19th, Chrome for a Cause will count how many tabs you have opened, multiply that into cash and ask you at the end of the day which charity to donate your tabs to. Brilliant. I think, though, Google may have overestimated their fortune: they can not even begin to imagine how many tabs bloggers open up in the course of a day. We’ll bleed them dry.[/p] Source Time to start opening those tabs!