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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xxxpeach_girlxxxNo computer = no choice

I still use the internet a lot but for useful reasons, my attitude has changed a lot over the years. Now id rather go out then sit online. I dont tend to bother with msn at all but i guess i still check my emails everyday 4 years ago


i used to come online to look things up like recipes, the news, email people.. i’d just come on because i needed to. now i sit and stare at the google page, trying to think of things to look up. like i don’t have something better to be doing. 5 years ago

marrittaOut of control

I wont say completely live without it but there definately needs to be days that I am not on. I need to give myself daily time limits or on certain days I’m not allowed to be online. Right now there are no rules for me and I am out of control. 8 years ago

H8erInternet Fiend

Yup. The problem with the internet is that there’s always something to do and learn- but that is 10X more true in the “outside world”. It’s taken me forever to come to that realization, but now that I understand, I think I’ll have a healthier life. So I encourage all of you to join me in my one-week ban of the internet! Starting on Monday, ending on Saturday morning. Wish me luck! 8 years ago

Duncan McBaineUntitled

The internet is an oustanding resource and I can’t imagine my life without it. Having lived without Internet and been on it since its popular inception it is difficult to consider living without it. However, as with all things moderation is the key. Some times you just need to “unplug” and go outside and enjoy the other wonderful anemities live has to offer. One good thing is to use the net as your tool to obtain friends to plan outside events. Or find things that you want to do in your local area ( Find the balance :) 8 years ago

Luca MastersWe did.

I had to do this for the first eleven years of my life. If the Internet wasn’t a boon, I wouldn’t be using it. 8 years ago


I go on way too much. I think it’s my lack of social life so I need to substitute it with the internet. :( I’ll keep you posted. 8 years ago


i LIVE on the interent… its awful!
i wish i could jsut get on with something else, but how i see it ide only be doing something else like watching t.v but im so addicted i don;t do the other things i need to do 8 years ago


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