Archive for May, 2008

Toolbar update!

Hi guys,

You should see an update available today for the Ecocho toolbar – you can now search for websites, images and news directly from the toolbar. You’ll see links on the toolbar for your favourite email account, the Ecocho game and the Tell a Friend page. It’s worth noting too that Ecocho’s toolbar is one of the first to be compatible with Firefox 3 (well done, Thomas!). We hope you’re happy to see this update, please give us feedback – we’d love to hear your thoughts.



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Ecocho for Opera users

Hi everyone,

We’ve been getting a few requests for the Ecocho tools and add-ons on the Opera browser so I thought I’d write a bit about it here. We are trying our best to cater for all users, however we’re only a very small team so we have to do things very gradually – bit by bit!

Unfortunately the toolbar won’t work on Opera, we will try to make it work as soon as we can. However, good news! The add-on search function will work in Opera. Here’s how to do it:

1) When on the Ecocho home page using the Opera browser, right-click on the actual search box field and select “Create search…”

2) You will see Ecocho’s description in the “Name” field. In the “keyword” field, type “keyword”.

3) Select “OK”

4) In the drop down browser search menu, at the top right hand corner of your Opera browser, you will now see Ecocho search! Select Ecocho search and start eco-searching!

I hope that’s helped. We’re sorry that the toolbar isn’t available for Opera users yet, but in the meantime you can still search straight from your Opera browser. Let us know if you have any problems.


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Ecocho on Floxtar

For those of you familiar with Floxtar, the Dutch social network (also available in English), you can now recommend Ecocho to your friends directly from the Ecocho website here:

So what is Floxtar? Floxtar is free and is “for everyone who wants to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos & videos, find the love of their life, (re)connect with classmates/colleagues, discuss shared interests and hobbies, plan events and make our world a little bit better.” So, much like Facebook really, except for a charitable addition. Floxtar supports charities that fight problems at the root and not the consequences, aiming to contribute to a sustainable solution. All this without the Floxtar user needing “pay a single dime”. Floxtar funds this mainly from advertising income and voluntary donations. In Floxtar’s own words “Friends + Love + Charity = Floxtar”.

If you’re new to Floxtar, why not check it out? You can find the Ecocho’s Floxtar page at:

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Image search on the home page!

Hi guys,

A lot of you asked about the image search and whether it could feature on the home page (to make for much easier eco-searching). Well, ask and you shall receive! The feature is now live. Please let us know what you think of it and whether it is easy to see and easy to use. We’d love to hear your feedback, as always!


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