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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plumeoflove

Send a postcard to Postsecret
A question about this goal: Does anyone know of a website where they archive all of postsecrets postcards that have been posted on the website? July 27th, 2006 22:22

Answers:

sirifinn

I actually don’t think there is one either. There are some people who occasionally save a few and post them in a Livejournal, but I’ve never seen a definitive archive. You could start one, though. :)

plumeoflove

I think I will start one, I would have to ask for permission first though, I wouldnt want to make frank mad >.<

sirifinn

If you do decide to start archiving, I have about a dozen or so saved on my computer (including my own!) from the website. If Frank is cool with it, I’d help. :)

plumeoflove

“No thank you.
-Frank”

was his response when I typed a very nice email asking if it would be Ok. I dont want to go against his wishes, so I guess no website for the archive will be made by me : (

Hmm.. He sounds kinda mean.

NAh, it’s just a commercial answer. If he wants to sell his books, he can’t have the secrets just lying in an orderly manner on the net, that would harm his business.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/postsecret/

it’s not a comprehensive record, there are several duplicates of postcards, and general photos of the exhibitions, but there were plenty of cards I hadn’t seen before.

Set aside a few hours to browse them – there are almost 900 photos…

naughtyminx78 is back to being me :)

Ooops….I just lost an hour and a half.

MadameMiscellanea i am

i think that if there was an online archive then no one would buy the books…


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