Where I’ve Been is one of the few Facebook applications that I’ve taken any interest to. It is a cleverly designed social networking tool for the travel industry and keen Facebook travellers and currently boasts a community in excess of 9 million.
I must admit that until today, Where I’ve Been served me mainly as a visual passport; I could easily highlight all the cities and countries I’ve visited on a map to show off to my Facebook friends. Although I do enjoy making friends jealous each time I land another country to my growing collection, today I decided to pay the application some much needed attention and was pleasantly surprised.
Steering away from the regular Maps & Passport tab of my Where I’ve Been Facebook application, I ventured two tabs across to Trivia. Trivia presents to you a Question of the Day where you are able to test your travel knowledge with a daily trivia question (as well as previous days questions). A correct answer will score you $20 virtual bucks, an incorrect answer only $1; accumulate these bad boys and you’re on your way to becoming a virtual do-gooder.
You can work backwards to cash in for prior days’ questions that you may have missed out on – this helps build up your virtual bucks account. The questions are fun and challenging and if you get one wrong, you are given the correct answer for your own personal reference – hey, this could be extremely handy for that next time you’re on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Earned anywhere between $100 – $10,000? Great – you’re ready to take the next step in helping such organisations as World Land Trust, Relief International, World Food Programme, Seva Mandir, and Creating Hope International. Simply click on the bucks tab and select which organisation you’d like to contribute to. If the Purchase button is orange, you have enough funds to buy the highlighted cause.
Today alone I saved 1 square foot of rainforest and fed a child in Mali.
How did you spend your Sunday?