Google maps New Year’s resolutions around the world

Updated 06 January 2013
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Google maps New Year’s resolutions around the world

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


Historic day for Saudi women: #Have you chosen your car?

Granting women the right to drive is part of a wider blueprint for the future.
Updated 24 June 2018
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Historic day for Saudi women: #Have you chosen your car?

The Arabic hashtag for “Have you chosen your car?” was linguistically directed to females and was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter in Saudi Arabia yesterday as locals anticipated this historic day, June 24, the first day when women could drive on the roads of Saudi Arabia.
@GhadeerDk said: “Mercedes S Class 2018 Or Genesis G90.”
@ba_11_ba posted a picture of a Lexus LX570 and tweeted: “My dream car.”
From the region, @medianeminence said: “Seeing Saudi girls contemplate which cars should they get is truly heartwarming.”
@i1i___G said: “Dodge charger 2014.”
Tweeting in Arabic, @Abdullah_Ali_f said: “Legal adviser: Photographing women while they are driving and using this material as a means of mockery, humor and taunting is a violation of the anti-cybercrime law. Whoever commits such acts is subject to no longer than 5 years in prison and a fine that does not exceed SR3 million, or one of the two punishments.”