'Eat less sweets,' one Brazilian user pledged
Google is giving web users a place to air and share their New Year’s resolutions, by pegging them on an interactive online map to see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013
By Friday, a resolutions section at the Californian Internet giant's 2012 Zeitgeist website had logged over half a million entries, more than a third of which involved desires to love or be loved.
Some of the postings already include: "Play guitar just a couple minutes everyday" in the US, "Living with my boyfriend" in Portugal, "Quit smoking" in Russia, "Work less, earn more" in South Africa, and "Eat less sweets" in Brazil
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 Google.
Users are invited to add their individual resolution to Google’s map by selecting the most appropriate category -- including love, health, finance, career, education and family -- before adding a postal code and country.