Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world

January 5, 2013
Revelers take part in new year's eve festivities in New York's Times Square on December 31, 2012. Google is letting people peg their New Year's resolutions to an online map and see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013.

Google is letting people peg their New Year's resolutions to an online map and see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013.

By Friday, a resolutions section at the California Internet giant's 2012 Zeitgeist website had logged half a million entries, more than a third of which involved desires to love or be loved.

Vows to improve personal health were rife in the United States, while Russia was at the head of the class when it came to education-focused resolutions, according to .

Pledges mapped at google.com/zeitgeist/2012/resolutions were divided into categories that included love, health, finance, career, education and family.

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Sinister1811
1.7 / 5 (6) Jan 05, 2013
I couldn't care less, to be perfectly honest.
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1.8 / 5 (5) Jan 05, 2013
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2 / 5 (4) Jan 06, 2013
Here's a resolution for Google:
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alfie_null
5 / 5 (1) Jan 06, 2013
Here's a resolution for Google:
Don't be Evil.

It's one thing when a target "clicked on" site collects stats about the referrer page but EVERY link on your pages are links to Google which collect my information, store it and collate my activities into Google's database(s) which the targeted "clicked on" site then ALSO REPORTS TO GOOGLE.

Consider that they likely track your selections off their search result pages to help rank those matches. Would you prefer that they don't? SEOs would probably concur.

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