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Consumer Economy: Play word games, donate rice.


Bumpz0red because I added in the stats from Hitwise.
For each word you get right, we donate 10 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger.

Freerice needs to have a much better backstory/about section than this (is it really for the UN?):

FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.

Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.

Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.

Don’t tell them, but I cheated and used wikipedia and answers to get to level 47. Gosh I’m feeling guilty now. How do get those 400+ grains of rice back? 🙁

EDIT: As the charitable giving season approaches, Hitwise Australia and New Zealand reports that freerice.com has taken the number one rank position amongst other humanitarian websites visited by Australian and New Zealand Internet users. For the week ending 18 November 2007, the site captured 12% of all visits to humanitarian websites in Australia, and 34% of visits to humanitarian websites in New Zealand. Freerice.com offers a simple online vocabulary test, and in exchange, the site will donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations for successful attempts. The end goal is to feed the world by improving everyone’s vocabulary. Freerice.com’s success is largely due to the influence of viral marketing and social networking. (from Hitwise)

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “Consumer Economy: Play word games, donate rice.

  1. Heh, that’s funny because I bloogged a post “Do your supporters know your campaign is legitimate?” based on this website. I wasn’t sure whether it was, but I played anyway 🙂

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