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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Happy Phantom is doing 37 things including…

let people know about Shane's quest

2 cheers

 

Happy Phantom has written 6 entries about this goal

Happy Birthday Shane!

Shane’s birthday was 2 days ago. I almost forgot! But guess what.

Shane has received more than 1 million birthday cards!

You can find out about Shane’s wish here.

Wow. His is still far from his goal of 350 million. I think that’s kind of crazy, but who knows right?

I guess we have a lot more work to do.



May 30th is just around the corner

Won’t you send Shane a birthday card?

He’s trying to break a World Record. This is a real thing, not a legend. Check out Shane’s web site here and you can read more here.

Happy Birthday Shane!
Shane Bernier
P.O. Box 484
Lancaster, ON
KOC 1NO

126,000 and counting :)



Less than a month

Please send Shane a birthday card. He’s trying to break a World Record. This is a real thing, not a legend. Check out Shane’s web site here and you can read more here.

Happy Birthday Shane!
Shane Bernier
P.O. Box 484
Lancaster, ON
KOC 1NO

126,000 and counting :)



Less than 2 months

This will be so much fun! Please let me know if you’ve mailed a birthday card to Shane because of reading my goal. I’d like to keep a tally.

You can find out about his quest here.

Or just mail him a birthday card to the following address:
Shane Bernier
P.O. Box 484
Lancaster, ON
KOC 1NO



I sent this to friends via e-mail

I hope to be responsible for Shane receiving 20 birthday cards. So I will continue to post here. Please let me know if you’ve mailed a birthday card to Shane because of reading my goal. I’d like to keep a tally.

You can find out about his quest here.

Or just mail him a birthday card to the following address:
Shane Bernier
P.O. Box 484
Lancaster, ON
KOC 1NO



What a neat idea

SEGSID sent me this e-mail and now I MUST make this a goal. I know all you 43Thingers will help out. It’s just the kind of thing we like to get into.

Hi All,

I would like to invite you to send a birthday card to Shane Bernier. He is a little cancer patient in Canada. He will be eight on May 30, 2007.

“Shane’s biggest ambition is to set a new world record with the most birthday cards received. So far, he has received over 100,000 birthday cards. He can and will(!) read cards in French, but also likes them in other languages.

So, if you’d like to help him with his Guiness Book attempt, you can send your birthday card to:
Shane Bernier
P.O. Box 484
Lancaster, ON
KOC 1NO

FYI: Happy Birthday in French is Joyeux Anniversaire!

You can say it in other languages by looking here.

Read the full story here.



Happy Phantom has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

 

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