13.0288 www.thehungersite.com

Humanist Discussion Group (willard@lists.village.virginia.edu)
Wed, 24 Nov 1999 12:47:44 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 288.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Paul J. Constantine <pjc6@cornell.edu> (26)
Subject: www.thehungersite.com

[2] From: srlclark <srlclark@easynet.co.uk> (13)
Subject: Hunger Site

Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 17:17:20 +0000
From: Paul J. Constantine <pjc6@cornell.edu>
Subject: www.thehungersite.com

>Re: 1) 13.0280 validity of www.thehungersite.com?
> by Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>

From the November 18th 1999 NY Times:

SECTION: Section G; Page 17; Column 1; Circuits

LENGTH: 1036 words

HEADLINE: Where the Wired Consumer Can Give as Well as Receive


... . . Shoppers who are low on funds or just browsing can head to the
Hunger Site (www.hungersite.com), where it's not necessarily the thought,
but the click that counts. Hitting the Donate Free Food button will call up
a page of banner advertisements from companies including Games2Learn and
ProFlowers. Each company pays the Hunger Site a half-cent every time its
advertisement appears, enough to buy a quarter-cup of rice for the United
Nations World Food Program, which serves 80 countries. The combined
sponsors add up to about three cents for each click, ultimately generating
100 tons of food each week, said John Breen, a computer programmer in
Bloomington, Ind., who opened the site in June.


Paul J. Constantine
Head, Reference Services Division
Olin-Kroch-Uris Libraries
Cornell University
106D Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853

E-mail: pjc6@cornell.edu
Telephone: (607) 255-3319

Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 17:17:43 +0000
From: srlclark <srlclark@easynet.co.uk>
Subject: Hunger Site

What's odd about Hunger SIte? Some small businesses find that it's a good
way of advertising (and quite possibly *want* to donate to a good cause
via their advertising budget). The sponsors listed don't look like
Multi-national Powers. Nor have I had any unwanted email as a result of
clicking on the site. And I might occasionally find a sponsor's site of
interest (I certainly hadn't heard of any of those businesses before
Hunger Site - so it's a very *good* advertising ploy).

Stephen Clark
Dept of Philosophy
University of Liverpool
Liverpool L69 3BX