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Afroo.org


https://web.archive.org/web/20111130023804/http://de.afroo.org/

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Afroo.org was a German web search engine, developed by Nikolaus von Hesler and Hans Raffauf. The search engine started in 2007 and was offered in German and English. Afroo.org did not offer its own search engine, but used Yahoo as search technology. Afroo.org donated part of the revenue from advertising to the "Schools for Africa" project of UNICEF. In 2008, there were about 4000 page views per day. In 2010, Afroo.org was taken over by Viva Humanidad. The search engine was discontinued in 2011.

In addition to a web search, Afroo.org offers a picture, map, Wikipedia, dictionary, YouTube and book search. Whether these were only links to corresponding offers or whether there was an own search and result page is no longer comprehensible today.

     
Language English, German



Launched September 2007
Closed November 2011



Developer Hesler, Nikolaus von und Hans Raffauf



Country of Origin Germany



Owner
2007 - 2010 Afroo.org
2010 - 2011 Viva Humanidad



Topic Universal



Region No Limitation



Technical functionalities
and/or
Strategy
Search Interface / Search API
Charity or Green Search often called GOOD Search
Search Portal



Used SeEn Yahoo






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite






Name




Critical points




Features & Functionality

RESET: »Every search query and every Amazon book purchase supports the development of schools in Ethiopia.« Source



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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

Fuchs, S. B. (2008). Engagement: Klicken für Afrikas Schulen. ZEIT ONLINE. Retrieved from URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20180119175041/https://www.zeit.de/campus/online/2008/06/afroo-spenden-netz/komplettansicht
Viva Humanidad (2011): Rechenschaftsbericht 2010 URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20180715111156/http://vivahumanidad.com/cms/images/stories/Rechenschaftsbericht%202010.pdf
Wie funktioniert Afroo.org? URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20081211004421/http://www.afroo.org/info/en/index.php?page=afroo




Created: 2015-03-13