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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Dead Writer in The Earth is doing 33 things including…

contribute sounds to freesound

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Dead Writer has written 1 entry about this goal

What is the Freesound project and why should I (DeadWriter) contribute.

I have been a working audio engineer and recordist for some time. I ran across the Free Sound Project on the Internet. It’s hosted from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (A University in Spain named after Pompeu Fabra? , a person that first codified the Catalan language.) -but I digress.

The Free Sound project is a digital library of sounds. It is an acoustic historical archive as well as place to conduct acoustic research. What is most commonly used for is sounds that fall under the Creative Commons licence.

I have skills that I don’t use for any fun tasks any more. I figure that I am wasting skills that I have developed and tools that I own if I don’t contribute sounds to some source. The Free Sound project seems like the best place.

Better to be a content creator than just a content consumer.

I have the last part of December set aside to work on this project.

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