I really really love and respect DonorsChoose.org — I’ve been a recipient of a very generous donation to my classroom of sound recording equipment that we have made great use of. However, today I got this email (subject: We’re so excited!) teling me that DonorsChoose was excited about partnering with Bing (and Oprah) . . .
I think it is great that DonorsChoose.org is getting good publicity, especially the kind that Oprah can bring to a worthy cause. I’m just disappointed in Microsoft with this transparent attempt to drive traffic over to their search engine and make it your homepage in the name of supporting a good cause. Come on Micro$oft, you don’t need my help, you have deep enough pockets to say that you are committed to supporting a good cause like this without any terms and conditions or tricks to get users eyeballs looking at your ads instead of Google’s.