Thursday, 22 February 2007

Barcode Yourself - Round 2!

8DLe - HOMEWORK!

You need to:
- visit the site below (click on the picture)
- type in your details, barcode yourself and scan your barcode - make a note of how much you're worth!
- try a couple of variations - different age, different gender, same person but living in a different country - make a note of how much you would be worth...
- come back to the blog, and leave a comment, making sure that you include your first name, or your initials.

If you have problems, or can't find a computer to use, come and see me!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

george b in great britain i was worth 5.83 in jamaica i was worth 0.78 this makes me happy we have more money then jamaica
lol

Anonymous said...

i was worth $4.24- hb

Anonymous said...

i was 5.82 in uk but 1.32 in tunisia. joe e

geogtastic! said...

Quite big differences there George and Joe! How do you think your lives would be different if you were living in Jamaica or Tunisia?

HB - is that in the UK? What about in a different country?

Anonymous said...

I was worth $4.35
In Ethiopia i was worth $0.01 !!!

By L.T

Mrs K said...

Mrs K in the UK is worth $4.47, but if I were my sister-in-law in Malawi, I'd only be worth $0.09. I'm wordless.

geogtastic! said...

It's scary isn't it, Mrs K?

How does that make you feel LT?

Anonymous said...

I was $4.19 By Alix

geogtastic! said...

Is that in the UK Alix? What about if you were in a different country?

Why is it that George and Joe were worth more than HB, LT and Alix in the UK?

Anonymous said...

cos they are boys probably.

Anonymous said...

i just did it again but changed my age to 13. i was 4p more. not much!!!

joe!!!!

geogtastic! said...

Probably so, Anonymous - but would you expect that to be the case in an MEDC?

What about getting your parents to do it and leave a comment, Joe (and anyone else!)? Then we would have more of an indication how age affects the results...

Anonymous said...

i was worth in uk $3.86 but in madagascar i was worth $0.05 by becky m

Anonymous said...

its amazing how when i changed my height i was worth 10 cents less!
with my normal height i was worth 4.16 but when i made myself taller i was only worth 4.06!!! i think it could of been because with my weight and being really tall i must of been extremely thin!!!
heloise c

Anonymous said...

reading what u said to joe i barcoded my dad he was worth 6.13 here but if he was in iceland he would be worth 6.62!! thats a bit of a differance but a big differance to wat im worth!!

geogtastic! said...

Was it you who barcoded your dad Heloise? I think those are the highest values I've seen, even just in this country!

The question now is, what do these "values" actually mean? Do they tell us anything useful? How are they calculated? How reliable is the data used?

Don't forget to leave your name or initials on each comment!

Anonymous said...

Im Worth $4.15 Jess w

Anonymous said...

in uk i am worth $5.77 but in qatar im only $0.84 i thought i'd be worth about $100
lol will g

geogtastic! said...

What about in a different country Jess?

I'd have thought you'd be worth more that as well Will!!!

Anonymous said...

1201967136/£4.24 in uk as girl

1200467136/£5.29 in switzerland as girl

121967136/£5.89 in uk as boy

1200467136/£7.36 in switzerland as boy

geogtastic! said...

It looks like Switzerland and Iceland are the places to be then...

I'm still interested in some answers to my earlier questions - do these "values" mean anything?!

Anonymous said...

this is Miss Rhiannon Ingram talking, as guess what, done the homework XD, $4.13 :O -shocked- cya tomorrow from yoor star pupil :P

Anonymous said...

i was worth $5.91 in the uk and in turkey i was worth $1.58. from matthew l