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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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funniculee in Syracuse is doing 41 things including…

Elect Barack Obama president

16 cheers

 

funniculee has written 5 entries about this goal

Glued to the TV!

Can’t wait to see the victory speech!



OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!!!!!

God Bless America!



I'm getting up early tomorrow.

Gonna try to be at the polling place at 6 so I don’t have to wait!

I have butterflies just thinking about it, even though New York state is pretty solidly blue.

I grew up in Ohio – talked to my parents last night, who still live there. My Dad, who is generally deeply cynical about politics, was getting really excited to vote. He described to me the long line of people who turned out for early voting in my hometown last week.

Now, this whole country is economically depressed, but Canton, OH has been slipping downhill all my life (and probably long before that). The center of town (where my folks live) is full of empty houses and buildings, because there’s not much reason for people to stay there. The streets are usually empty. However…he said the line stretched for blocks and blocks that day! And people were so excited to vote, it was like a line at a rock concert.

Wow. I wish I had been there to see it.



Can somebody add me to the team?

Or tell me if there’s a way to add myself?

Thanks!



Hey guys, I just made my first donation!

I have been an Obama supporter for awhile now, but was sort of holding back until now. Partly because I’ve been consumed with my own life – partly because I get very emotionally invested in politics, and well, these last 8 years have been kind of emotionally crushing in that regard. Plus I’m a cynic in general.

But. I realized that it’s time to put my money (what little of it I have) where my mouth is. Just printed up my new voter registration, too! I put that off also ‘cause it looked like I might be moving soon. Since it looks like I’ll be here for awhile…well, I’ll put it in the mail tomorrow.

Glad to be a part of this goal – better late than never, right?!



America I’m putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
- Allen Ginsberg



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