Help Pick Mark Zuckerberg's 'New Year's Resolution'

Or, as he calls it, a 'personal challenge' for 2015
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2014 12:15 PM CST
Help Pick Mark Zuckerberg's 'New Year's Resolution'
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg arrive at the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center on Nov. 9, 2014, in Mountain View, California.   (Photo by [Peter Barreras]/Invision/AP)

If you have too many awesome New Year's resolution ideas to use them all yourself, consider giving one to Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook founder commits himself to one "personal challenge" each year, and for 2015, he's asking for help. "I'm crowdsourcing ideas for my next year's personal challenge," Zuck wrote on Facebook last night, explaining that these challenges "broaden my perspective" and help him "learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook." Within four hours, the post had comments from more than 26,000 people, the Guardian reports, and Zuckerberg even responded to some. "I really like this idea," he said to one user who suggested he read one new book per month chosen by someone else. ABC News rounds up past challenges he's undertaken:

  • 2009: Wear a tie to work every day.
  • 2010: Learn Mandarin Chinese.
  • 2011: Eat only meat he killed himself.
  • 2012: Start coding again, something he hadn't done much of since Facebook started growing.
  • 2013: Meet someone new (who didn't work at Facebook) every day.
  • 2014: Write one thank-you note per day.
For your own resolutions, click to read about apps that can help. (More New Year stories.)

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