Traffic on the fabled Information Highway speeds along at an increasingly brisk pace. But without a map, wayfarers can easily get lost amid the dizzying array of destinations. That's why search engines are so popular -- and necessary. So much so that the most popular search engine, Google, has entered our English lexicon as a verb. Want info on some topic? Google it! Anyone who uses the Internet invariably finds himself engaging a search engine for links to information on specific topics.
We would like to introduce our readers who use search engines -- we know you are many -- to a new way to search online. It's called GoodSearch.
GoodSearch is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate, including the NOR. GoodSearch works just like any other search engine and provides the same quality search results, courtesy of Yahoo. All one need do is log on to www.GoodSearch.com, type New Oxford Review in the field that asks, Who do you GoodSearch for? click verify, and start searching. It's that simple. And the best part, we humbly submit, is that the NOR automatically benefits -- there is no need to reach into your pocketbooks.
You might think that a penny per search is peanuts, but the results add up to something big. If 100 supporters made an average of four searches a day, the NOR would receive $1,460 at the year's end. If 1,000 supporters made an average of four searches a day, the NOR would receive $14,600. That's more than a few peanuts!
But there's more: What if, in addition to search results, a percentage of your online purchases at select stores went to support the work of the NOR? Now it can.
GoodShop, another feature of GoodSearch, is a new online shopping mall that donates up to 37 percent of each purchase you make to the charity you designate, including the NOR. Hundreds of stores including Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, eBay, Dell computers, Macy's, Sears, Hotels.com, Alaska Airlines, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Diapers.com have joined GoodShop. Now, every time you place an order at these and other stores after clicking through GoodShop, you'll be supporting the NOR -- with nothing extra coming out of your pocket. Just click the Who do you GoodShop for? link at GoodSearch.com, select the retailer you'd like to shop, and proceed with your purchases. Simple!
To begin searching and shopping, log on to www.GoodSearch.com, and please be sure to enter the New Oxford Review as the charity you wish to support. It's an easy, painless way to help advance the mission of the NOR, while doing something you already do.
Do something big for orthodox Catholicism and the NOR: Make GoodSearch your primary search engine, and select the NOR as your designated charity. You can even make GoodSearch your Internet homepage.
Thank you one and all for your continued support of our apostolate.