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By Jemima Kiss: Travel-tracking social network Dopplr has nearly outdone itself in the end-of-year-personal-charts department by coming up…

By Jemima Kiss: Travel-tracking social network Dopplr has nearly outdone itself in the end-of-year-personal-charts department by coming up with this beast called a ‘Personal Annual Report’‘.

It’s a PDF-format summary of all you Dopplr activity for the year, with visualisations and travel stats, photos, travel schedule and your carbon-polluting data. As a nice touch, you don’t even need to do anything to get your hands on one of these; every Dopplr user will receive one automatically in the next week.

Dopplr has churned out Barack Obama’s personal report for the year as an example, and that’s far more impressive than most of us mere mortals. Obama took 234 trips in 2008, according to publicly available data from the US.

He spent:
— 133 days at home, and 233 days travelling
— He spent the most time in his (now former) hometown of Chicago
— Travelled 337,729km – or 92% of the distance to the moon
— And he produced 42,299kg of CO2 – equivalent to 4.2 Hummers being run for one year.

“As a man with strong views on climate-change, the environment and energy, the President-Elect will no doubt be very interested in the carbon estimate of his travels during the campaign as calculated by AMEE,” writes Matt Jones on the Dopplr blog today.

“We’ve deliberately chosen a provocative visualisation here – a scale of the equivalent CO2 yearly output of Hummer SUVs to convey the estimate in concrete terms. Many of us after all would think very hard about driving such a vehicle, perhaps harder than we do about taking a flight.”

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  1. Interesting article!
    I will try to make one.
    ;-)

  2. Outsource Web Development Tuesday, April 21, 2009

    It is interesting to see Social Networking portals to come out innovative and unique ideas such as this. This is a positive side of the competition they face today.

  3. Free Project Viewer Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    this is good travel initiative by obama.

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