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free rice

http://www.freerice.com/index.php

Now that is an interesting charity program. bobacita you may find this useful for your GRE. 

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dnivie
Nov. 1st, 2007 07:10 am (UTC)
Charity ?
It's a fun vocabulary-trainer. I can manage to hover at aproximately 40, but I have to make guesstimates for rather a few of the words at that level.

The "charity"/rice part don't seem to impressive to me though. A grain of rice is like 50mg, you get 10 grains for an answer, so for every 2 answers you give, they donate 1g of rice.

By the time you've given 2000 answers, you've donated a kg of rice, worth perhaps 40 cent, to donate a single dollar you'd need to do aproximately 5000 questions.

If these people get average rates for online advertising, their 500 million pageviews have generated $5 million of revenue, and they've spent $75000 or thereabout on buying rice.

So 1.5% of the advertising-revenue go to buying rice, 98.5% of the revenue go elsewhere. Still better than the typical 0% charity-donations of ad-driven websites I guess.
ripresa
Nov. 1st, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Charity ?
That sucks, I hope they use the other money for morepoverty related stuff. It looks like they may own poverty.com.

Your English is very very good.