Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolutions are pretty legendary. The Facebook founder and chief executive is famous for setting himself a "personal challenge" every year, from only eating meat from animals he’s killed himself in 2011 to wearing a tie every day in 2009. In 2010, he even set himself the task of learning Mandarin, a goal that came to fruition rather publicly when he conducted a Q&A in the language in Beijing this year. Of course, not everyone was impressed by his accent, but how many languages have you learned lately?
"I have an idea of what my next challenge might be, but i'm open to more ideas."
This year, however, Zuckerberg is crowdsourcing ideas for his personal challenge. In a public post on Facebook he explains: "For background, every year I take on a challenge to broaden my perspective and learn something about the world beyond my work at Facebook." He then lists some previous challenges —including "Writing a thank you note each day to someone who made the world better" — and says he was inspired to throw 2015’s challenge out to his users after being asked about it at a recent public Q&A (part of Facebook’s attempt to get more feedback from the community). "I have an idea of what my next challenge might be," he writes, "but I'm open to more ideas before the new year officially begins. So share your ideas here!"
Some popular suggestions on the site include reading a new book every month chosen by someone else (Zuckerberg: "I really like this idea."), running a mile every day "rain or shine," and learning to play an instrument ("Great idea. I learned how to play guitar a while back but I could definitely improve.") However, we thought we'd give Zuckerberg a bit of a signal boost and see what you, our Verge readers, could come up with. We've started the ball rolling with some suggestions of our own below — feel free to add yours in the comments below!