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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FAQ
make 43 things better
Facebook Connect in the house

I’m testing this out with Buster and it seems pretty hot. Once you connect your 43T account via Facebook Connect (this is all done on 43 Things) you can see your Facebook buddies that use 43T and when you post entries and adopt goals they appear in your Facebook stream, which seems to me to “make 43 things better”. Yeah?

We should have it pushed out in an hour or so.



Comments:

Tink will be returning in baby steps.

No doubt some people...

...will enjoy having this option.

Me, I prefer to remain anonymous on 43T, whereas on FB I use my real name.

I reveal stuff here on 43T that I’m not necessarily prepared to have linked with my real name and readable by everyone with access to my FB feed.(My FB Friends include people I’m quite close to, and have no secrets from, but also a number of professional connections and personal acquaintances.)

But thanks for your continuing efforts to improve 43T.

I'm with Tink on this

43T and FB are just two different forums for me. I do more professional stuff on FB and I like the option of being anonymous here, though many of my friends here also know the “real” me.

Me too

I agree with all the comments above and most likely will not use this feature.

Bedhead2 I'll miss all of you! Please stay in touch. All the best!

With Tink,

Prefer to remain anonymous on 43things and public (where I share almost nothing) on Facebook.


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