Recently I've been doing a bit of soul searching and trying to figure out how to blend my work with some social good. I haven't figured that out yet, but by chance a couple things came across my email that I thought was really great.

  1.  Just by using Live.com search, you can help nine million youth refugees around the world: http://click4thecause.live.com/search/charity/default.aspx?source=live.comwhatsnewpagea
  2. Chatting away on IM? Using Live Messenger, Microsoft shares some of its advertising revenue with the cause that you select:

http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/Default.aspx?Source=im_tab

Obviously, Microsoft is running these initiatives with some business goals in mind, but I still think both of these are nice incentives that can make you feel like you did a little something while you were clicking and yacking away in your day. 

Got some ideas about blending early adoption and social causes you want to share? I'd love to hear from you.