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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send a last farewell and get rid of my lame myspace profile

I’ve been meaning to trash my myspace profile, but felt the nagging feelings of missing out and loosing touch. After stumbling onto 43 things, after I googled something about locals and San Francisco, I understand what I must do. I must let my boring myspace friends know that I am moving on to the land of the plenty. I feel that I have been living in a tuna can and failed to realize I was experiencing severe muscle cramp. I will detail the limits of myspace to them through My Bulletin, My Blog, and embed my message in profile information like: About Me, Who I’d Like to Meet, Orientation, etc. Someone seriously needs to give a cheer.

build a dollhouse
why so magical?

what are the psychological implications behind dollhouses and miniatures? why does a miniature replica of a phone, sandwich or book leave one with a sense of awe? which is more magical: to eat an apple at my normal size or to eat an apple as a dollhouse inhabitant? when I see dollhouses I imagine myself, mouse-sized, walking and living in this world and I am instantly intrigued. but, wouldn’t it just be like this world, only smaller and a bit on the flimsy side? I could punch through walls much easier and all fruit would taste like wax. No, no, no! In this world your neighbors could be fairies, historical characters, mice, bugs, etc. The possibilities are endless here, because even though you are made of a bit of glue, clay and cloth, you come alive quite easily once you move into a dollhouse.


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