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Share your new year's resolution on Google's interactive map

Google's new interactive resolution map showcases the changes that people around the world are hoping to make in 2013.

Organised into eight color-coded categories — love, health, career, finance, family, education, do good, and other — resolutions speckle the world map in the exact location where they were posted. Take a moment to just watch the site, and you'll catch various resolutions dropping onto the map, with a pop-up displaying the user's note — translated into English, or whatever language you choose, if originally written in a foreign tongue. Zoom in or out to search specific locations, and simply scroll over any dot to read the resolution.

"Research shows that you're more likely to achieve your resolutions if you write them down and have support," Google associate product marketing manager Liz Wessel wrote in a blog post.

"When you're ready to share your new year's ambition with the world... add it to the interactive resolution map."

To join in the resolution revolution, click the link at the bottom of the map to share your 2013 idea, which will be posted in 24 to 48 hours, according to the site.

On Google's official blog, Wessel offered some tips for sticking to your 1 January declarations.

"Since eating better, taking control of personal finances, traveling more and learning something new regularly top the list of New Year's resolutions, we've pulled together some of our best tips and tricks across Google to make 2013 the year you succeed with your goals," she said.

Suggestions range from using Google Docs templates as a weekly meal planner to keeping track of stock portfolios with Google Finance, as well as searching the Google Hotel Finder and Google Maps, or joining a Google+ Hangout for a classroom-style learning experience.