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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Build the Biggest something (read all 2 entries…)
The competition!

So apparently (as I have just discovered) there are already a million big things out there! Here is an interesting link: http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/bc.htm. I guess I have my work cut out for me!



Comments:

gah! I was just going to send you this link but I see you’re one step ahead of me.
I think a road trip/ pilgimage is in order.

Hmmm … Maybe you could start a “small Canadian roadside attractions” trend.

ps The big apple OWNS!

Miss Kitten, I second your roadtrip suggestion! and you are sooooo right about the big apple! have you ever eaten at the restaurant beside the big apple? worst food ever….i mean it makes plane food look gourmet! : )

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Ooh, now I have to add Mississipi to my list of 43places!!! That’s awesome! I have friends in Australia right now who have been visiting most of the big things over there….hopefully they will have some fun pictures when they get home!

pfeffy hopes she's back to 43T needs to figure out how she can study urban planning in norway

if you ever go to anderson, indiana...

...to see the world’s biggest ball of paint, look me up!


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  • J_ cheered this 8 years ago

 

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