Google Creates Interactive New Year’s Resolution Map

Peter Roesler, President - Web Marketing Pros

By Peter Roesler

President, Web Marketing Pros

google-zeitgeistAre you committing to a New Year’s resolution? You know you are not alone, and now there a map to help you see that you are not alone. Google has come up with an interactive geographic resolution tracker, to remind you that whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, you are not struggling by yourself.

Whatever your resolution – to lose 10 pounds, be nicer to people, learn Spanish, get married, change careers, go back to school – Google has created a cool, new features using its renowned mapping and translation technologies. It has a rather charming design, and it encourages users to write down goals and to show the whole world what improvements may come in 2013.

If you are interested in participating, go to Google’s Zeitgeist page. You can watch resolutions pop up all around the map. When you are starting to feel inspired by what you see, click the button to add a resolution of your own. After you have entered your resolution, including your postal code and name of country, you can select a resolution category, such as career, health or personal.

One cool thing about this latest brainchild from the search giant is that it allows you to put in resolutions in their native tongue, and then it will translate them automatically for users all over the world.

Due to this cool set up, a native English speaker can watch in real time as someone in Italy says they want to meet their wife this year, and a Russian says this is the year they want to get in shape to run a marathon.

It seems that every week, Google has a new innovation. Today it’s a New Year’s resolution app, and tomorrow, who knows? Maybe building a wireless network.


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