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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This team of 64 people wants to…

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia

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participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia (read all 3 entries…)
Is this a lost cause?

Did this happen at all?

Stephanie, I applaud your initiative in the first place for trying to take this up.

But I know for me, that it is unlikely that I will ever bother with this idea again. I was excited the first time ‘round, but now have become too skeptical of any attempt to even consider it. The critical mass has gone. Our time has passed. For this to happen, I think it will take a new group of people on a completely different forum.

Either that, or a great leader.

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia (read all 5 entries…)
Great idea but it never did happen

And now the guy who started it all has removed himself from 43 Things. So what’s the point? Well, it was fun thinking about it anyways…........

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia (read all 5 entries…)
As time goes by.........

Dunno if this is gonna eventuate any time soooon. I’m starting to lose my nerve. Maybe the day before or the day of my birthday? May 12th?

centralcurve procrastinating...

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia (read all 3 entries…)
anything new?

Just wondering if there are any poll results? Or do you think we should start this goal over? I’m sure there are plenty of people still interested…

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia
Not worth it with...

too many indians and no chief.

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia (read all 3 entries…)
With due respect


I don’t mean to flame you, but there are some valid points here.

I was ready and had my family of five ready to turn up last Thursday. All I needed was a ‘Let’s do it!’ and we would have been there. I am sure that there are plenty of others here in the same boat.

I found myself asking ‘What happened?’ and the first thing we hear from you is about a ringtone.

In the spirit of GTD, what’s the next action?

Here is a suggestion: why don’t you create another poll, put down a set time, place and activity and simply ask if people can/will do it. If you get more yeses then nos then do it! Otherwise ask for more input and try again.

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia (read all 5 entries…)
Don't blame Andrew

He’s just been really busy, that’s all. Why do you think he’s pulled out? I thought the ipod tune was kind of thoughtful, not meant to offend anyone.
Go Andrew!

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia
Count me out

You start this, completely neglect organising it , then spam us?

Count me out too.

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia
A little too much planned spontineity

This will need to wait awhile for me and I’m sick of getting all the messages about it. I might change my goal to ‘participate in a flash mob’ or maybe find a third party organizer to participate with.

I hope this works out for other people in the team, but I’m outie for now.

I think if someone just went that’s it I’ll be here at this time who anyone wants to join me I’ll c u there … it would get further. That could be me but I’m too gutless at the mo …

Good luck

participate a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia
Flash Mob

A flash in a pan full of advertising, so I have decided to pull out.


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