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.

Export My Content
This team of 3 people wants to…

make 43 things better

See everyone with this goal (6 people)


People doing this as a team:

Entries from people on this team:

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Completed Date

You may have noticed that the inaccurate “completed” and “given up” dates have vanished from the year in review. They will be coming back in a more accurate form…

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How aboutthese images

Are they the right way?

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See if the images are the right way

When uploaing from iPhone

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Facebook Connect in the house

I’m testing this out with Buster and it seems pretty hot. Once you connect your 43T account via Facebook Connect (this is all done on 43 Things) you can see your Facebook buddies that use 43T and when you post entries and adopt goals they appear in your Facebook stream, which seems to me to “make 43 things better”. Yeah?

We should have it pushed out in an hour or so.

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cheers rss feeds

I’ve been cleaning up and polishing some RSS feed stuff, and I decided to add an RSS feed for cheers.

Go to your cheers page:

and click on the [RSS] button (or on the rss icon in your browser’s address bar). There are also separate given and received feeds that you can get to from the cheers given and cheers received pages.

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testing a fix

Ivan and I are trying to fix the server errors on posting content. drbrain suggested upgrading ruby to fix cgi issues, so I just copied the newer cgi.rb.

Here’s a post to make sure we didn’t break anything (worse than it was before)...

make 43 things better (read all 6 entries…)

Daniel and I are looking at subscriptions and how to better integrate them with the new profile page on 43things, instead of making you go over to 43people all the time. I think I might work from home tomorrow to make some progress, the robot office is fun and social but there are lots of interruptions…


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