Daniel and I on cable tv (the Current channel)

March 31, 2006

While a few of us were in Austin for SXSW, the Google Current people asked to interview us, and it’s finally available online. I got to say “poop on a dolphin” on television and Daniel got to be articulate about everything else. Doing this interview was super fun… we got to hang out with Daniel Freed (he was behind the camera) and Kinga a bit more later in the week and they’re awesome.

Check it out! Yay 43 Things!


March 30, 2006


43 Things Entry of the Day

24 people want to Find 10 people in 15 cities who are passionate about their city and want to help with a new project for 43 Places

Looking for locals, an entry by
Josh Petersen:

We are starting work on a new version of 43 Places – codenamed “Wingsong” – and this release is all about “locals”. We are still in the early stages of developing our vision for this release, but it would be great to hear from some passionate locals who have some ideas about how to make 43 Places more fun and useful. Our top cities in terms of users are Seattle, New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Austin, Vancouver, Atlanta, Portland, Houston, and Sydney – but who knows if those are the cities with the most passionate users?

If you are interested in helping us develop the new version of the site, adopt this goal and add an entry with your city as the title. If you see your city listed already, add a comment to that entry. When we have a city with 10 people who are game – we’ll get in touch about getting your help with “Wingsong”.

Thanks Locals!

Typepad Widgets

March 30, 2006

If you have a Typepad blog, you can now add 14 different widget types from 43 Things, 43 Places, All Consuming, or Lists of Bests. Here’s Typepad’s announcement of the widget feature, and our widget detail page. Try it out and let us know if you’d like to see any other kinds of widgets. They’re quite easy to make.

Welcome to the new Lists of Bests and the All Consuming!

March 10, 2006

Today we’re releasing a new and improved Lists of Bests and a redesigned All Consuming. Exciting news as these two sites work so well together. When you mark items off a Lists of Bests list it automatically records your consumption and worth it/not worth it rating over on All Consuming, and vice versa. Two great sites that work great together.

If you already have a 43 account, then you’re good to go. This is part of our one-site-fits-all approach to building an infinitely cascading network of networking sites (or something like that). So, go check ‘em out and let us know what you think.

P.S. The BBC’s 50 Things To Eat Before You Die is strangely popular. Click “add to my lists” and get started.

Lists of Bests … worth consuming

March 7, 2006

The new and improved Lists of Bests is moving closer to public release. We are starting to invite everyone that wanted into the beta and folks seem to be enjoying themselves.

For those not familiar with the original Lists of Bests, it was a site for tracking your progress on lists of books, music and movies. We’ve expanded on Bill Turner’s original idea by adding food, people, places, and goals. You can adopt existing lists, create your own (e.g. “My favorite people in France”) and the community gets to maintain definitive lists such as the Academy Awards ‘Best Picture’.

Here’s what beta tester Niklas has to say:

Another thing I’m really keen on, is Lists of Bests, a site recently bought by The Robot Co-op … at first I feared this would turn out to be a catalogue for people with asperger’s syndrome, but no, it’s actually very nice. First, there are a bunch of big lists available already, divided into categories, such as “Movies”, “Books” and “Music”. For movies, you’ve got lists like “The Online Film Critics Society’s ‘Top 100 Overlooked Films of the 1990s’” and “The Criterion Collection”, which you devour by entering them, clicking the check-boxes and note whether or not the film was worth consuming.

Get on in there and let us know what you think!

Great answers!

March 2, 2006

I’ve signed up as “willing to help others” on countless 43 Things goals. More often than not I’m amazed at what great answers people get to their questions. This question was simple enough: How much a year should you be earning before you consider buying a house?. The answers were stellar in my opinion. Clicking the “Ask advice on meeting this goal” link at the bottom of the page is one of my favorite 43T features. An honest, informed community is a wonderful thing.


43 Things Entry of the Day

2979 people want to Buy a House

How much a year should you be earning before you consider buying a house?, an entry by