What's Trending: Smarty Pins by Google Maps

Google Maps' Smarty Pins

Google Maps' Smarty Pins

Google wants you to wear your smarty pants: 

By Aimee Goldfarb, Consumer Insights & Joe Maceda, Invention Studio 

Millennials are the most educated generation to date, meaning it’s increasing cool to be smart. Google Maps, playing to this increasingly ‘nerd’ culture, have turned their functional map app into a fun trivia game, allowing the smart kids to be cool once again.

The site features 6 categories - entertainment, arts and culture, science, geography, sports, and featured topics. Google offers real time responses and pick-me-ups like "Hey! Even Columbus took a few years to find the right way."

This quirky game embodies functionality and fun but should come with a disclaimer: ADDICTING. Ever wonder what city Rodney Dangerfield, Larry David, Anne Hathaway, and Woody Allen all hail from? Play here and find out!


Posted on July 17, 2014 .