i'm charity update, get the hidden i'm emoticon in MessengerSaturday, 5 Apr. '0811 comments5
As March 2008 came to a close, here is an update marking the first anniversary of the i'm charity initiative. It was last March when Microsoft launched the
i'm initiative using a special hidden emoticon, and it is progressing very well.
According to the official website, $854,397.63 has been raised for charity so far. This comes down to a monthly average of $71,200 being given away to charity thanks to the i'm emoticon initiative. This is a significant donation on Microsoft's part and the trend will hopefully continue, with donations reaching the million dollar mark in the upcoming months.
Are you making a difference? Every conversation counts!
How can I help?
All you have to do is place one of the charity codes below into your Messenger display name and a donation will be made on your behalf everytime you start a conversation. Here are the emoticon codes:
*red+u American Red Cross *bgca Boys & Girls Clubs of America *naf National AIDS Fund *hsus The Humane Society of the United States *9mil ninemillion.org *mssoc National Multiple Sclerosis Society *sierra Sierra Club *unicef UNICEF *help StopGlobalWarming.org *komen Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The i'm emoticon doesn't appear in the main emoticon list, so it is technically considered to be a hidden emoticon. The emoticon works in normal conversations and also in your personal message, but remember that it needs to be in your screen name for your donation to count. Join in and help your favorite cause, this little green and blue emoticon can make a difference.
Please note that you need Windows Live Messenger 8.1 or newer to participate. This also means that users of earlier versions of Messenger (eg MSN Messenger) will not see the emoticon if you send it to them. They can receive custom MSN emoticons, so try adding it and sending it that way.
Spread the word!
You can also help out by spreading the word and letting more people know about the program.
Microsoft provides several ready made banners and a web application to make your own customized banner. Check them out on the spread the word section of the i'm website.
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