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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join a book swapping club
I am book-swapping

I have started posting all my books to LibraryThing.com. One of the features is that it will tell you whether the book is on a wishlist on one of the top book swapping websites. As a result, I have joined Bookmooch, FrugalReader and TitleTrader. So far, I have mailed 4 books through Mooch and 3 through Frugal. I am expecting 6 books soon.
So far, I like Bookmooch the best because you can accumulate points faster. Bookmooch also allows easier uploading of wishlists and lists of books available for swapping.
None of the sites have very good search search features or sorting of books, so you have to scroll through a lot of junk before you find a book you’re interested in borrowing.
There are usually many copies of popular fiction titles and at least a few of self-help books. Non-fiction books like Freakonomics are in high demand though, so hopefully non-fiction readers will be inspired to start swapping.



Comments:

More bookswapping clubs

Hello, there are more bookswapping sites out there now. Here are some: www.paperbackswap (one of the biggest) and also bookins.com and sfbooks.com (I believe it’s called—for fans of science fiction). Paperbackswap has the best sorting of books into categories that I’ve seen and they have a lot of cool things on their site too. Great sense of communitiy also with that site. Hope this helps.

Peggy


 

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