Google motivates users with New Year’s resolutions map


Google is trying to harness people’s motivation to carry out their New Year’s resolutions and then use that to help others achieve their goals. Be it lose weight, make more money, learn a new language, or travel more, users can see what people around the world are striving for on Google’s new interactive resolution map.

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“Research shows that you’re more likely to achieve your resolutions if you write them down and have support,” Google’s Associate Product Marketing Manager Liz Wessel wrote in a blog post yesterday. “Try sharing your goals with communities around you.”

The zoomable map is filled with colored dots that pop out in dozens of countries around the world. Each dot represents a different category. The dots categorize the resolutions into love, health, career, finance, family, education, and more. Users can select any language for all of the posts to be translated into.

My New Year Resolution

My New Year Resolution

Some of the resolutions include: “Get in shape” in Russia, “I’m going to smile” in Yemen, “Get Engaged” in the USA.

Users can also add their own resolutions to the map by selecting the most appropriate category and adding in a postal code and country name. The resolutions take between 24 and 48 hours to post to the map.

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