Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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A question about this goal: What's the deal with "username wants to do X" goals with thumbnails? March 27th, 2007 22:51


Todd Schoonover will miss all his 43T friends

The boxes that appear at the bottom of screens has a random sampling of goals. More popular goals are highlighted and have increased font size. Usually three random users are also singled out and the picture that appears is their avatar beside a statement that they want to do a certain goal.

This feature exposes people to goals and people they may not have encountered before. The random nature of it also means that sometimes you’ll find yourself among them. Other than ranking of the random selection of goals, the highlighting/font change is not indicating that those goals are better than any other goal.


> The random nature of it also means that sometimes
> you’ll find yourself among them.

Hi Todd,

I’d bet the farm that you and I have actually never had a goal featured among them.

See my entry How do I get my goals featured on the main page?.


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