The Robot Co-op,2004:/ Textpattern 2004-12-03T10:43:45Z Erik Benson 2004-12-02T05:27:00Z 2004-12-03T05:36:17Z Kinsey, Savage & 43 Naughty Things [1],2004-12-02:40 Thoughts <p>Walking to lunch at <a href="">Ballet</a> with my fellow Robots, I was recounting the film <a href="">Kinsey</a> which I had seen over the weekend. Prior to Dr. Kinsey, no one had taken a truly scientific approach to profiling human sexuality—Kinsey managed to cast a wide survey net with his now infamous <a href="">human sexual behavior studies</a>.</p> <p>As fate would play out Seattle’s own love doctor, <a href="">Dan Savage</a>, was dining at the table north of the Robots as the conversation turned to <a href="">43 Things</a> and Twinkler. We let Dan eat his pho in peace, but couldn’t help but draw the correlation of events: Kinsey’s landmark sex studies, Dan Savage’s hilarious sex column and the fact that in its first two weeks 43 Things had experienced a 9% goal adoption rate for the sexy and downright mature.</p> <p><img src="" class="cameraphoto" /></p> 2004-11-30T00:03:00Z 2004-12-01T07:16:53Z 82 Countries, 43 Things [8],2004-11-30:39 Announcements <p>Apparently, the world is full of twinklers. Here’s a list of goals from around the world. Have an idea what these say? Add your translation to the comments.</p> <p><strong>Update</strong>: Steve Rubel <a href="">predicted we’d see some press</a> on our <a href="">43 Things preview, Twinkler</a> but, as if on cue for the point we were trying to make about international users, here comes this international story <a href="">from a news site in Norway.</a> Today we’ve seen as much traffic from Norway as from the USA! </p> <p><a href=""><img src=""></a></p> <p>In the first 2 weeks of the preview, we’ve seen traffic from the following countries (listed in order)</p> <ol> <li>United States</li> <li>Canada</li> <li>Australia</li> <li>United Kingdom</li> <li>Sweden</li> <li>France</li> <li>Netherlands</li> <li>Germany</li> <li>Belgium</li> <li>Italy</li> <li>Denmark</li> <li>Switzerland</li> <li>Japan</li> <li>New Zealand</li> <li>Finland</li> <li>Singapore</li> <li>Brazil</li> <li>Poland</li> <li>Austria</li> <li>Portugal</li> <li>Argentina</li> <li>Mexico</li> <li>Norway</li> <li>Israel</li> <li>Slovak Republic</li> <li>Ireland</li> <li>Spain</li> <li>Iceland</li> <li>Russian Federation</li> <li>Greece</li> <li>Croatia</li> <li>Hungary</li> <li>Hong Kong</li> <li>Czech Republic</li> <li>Estonia</li> <li>Turkey</li> <li>Taiwan</li> <li>Lithuania</li> <li>Luxembourg</li> <li>Romania</li> <li>South Africa</li> <li>India</li> <li>Chile</li> <li>New Caledonia (French)</li> <li>Indonesia</li> <li>Peru</li> <li>Thailand</li> <li>Cocos (Keeling) Islands</li> <li>Saudi Arabia</li> <li>Slovenia</li> <li>Tonga</li> <li>Cyprus</li> <li>Uruguay</li> <li>Colombia</li> <li>Belarus</li> <li>Virgin Islands (British)</li> <li>Costa Rica</li> <li>Trinidad and Tobago</li> <li>Fiji</li> <li>Azerbaidjan</li> <li>Latvia</li> <li>Philippines</li> <li>Dominican Republic</li> <li>Pakistan</li> <li>Mali</li> <li>Turks and Caicos Islands</li> <li>Tuvalu</li> <li>Ukraine</li> <li>United Arab Emirates</li> <li>Malaysia</li> <li>Nepal</li> <li>Sri Lanka</li> <li>Guyana</li> <li>Bermuda</li> <li>China</li> <li>Ecuador</li> <li>Venezuela</li> <li>Micronesia</li> <li>Malta</li> <li>Ascension Island</li> <li>Oman</li> <li>Bulgaria</li> </ol> 2004-11-25T01:50:00Z 2004-11-28T02:37:56Z Giving thanks for the nice things you're saying about 43 Things [5],2004-11-25:36 Rants & Raves <p><a href="">Steve Garfield</a> said “It’s like <a href="">Flickr</a> for ideas” and <a href="">Steve Reubel</a> called us “the next great blogosphere meme”. Well you are all too kind. <a href="">Emily Thorsan raves</a> that Twinkler is “an addictive site” and says “Its brilliant design shatters some omnipresent myths about user interface and design.” That’s <a href="">37signals</a> for ya! We are thankful for Jason, Matt, Ryan and David as well. <a href="">Jim Coudal</a> too.</p> <p>We are really enjoying the experience of sharing this with all of you. Thanks for your kind words and your interest. We spent 18 months thinking about this project, 3-4 months working on (which we’ll start inviting Beta testers to soon) and 2 days working on <a href="">Twinkler</a> as a way to give you a taste of our idea. </p> <p>We can’t wait to see what you think of the real thing. Make sure to save your list with an email address if you want to get notified about the Beta . . . and Thanks again!</p> 2004-11-24T01:25:50Z 2004-11-24T01:25:50Z People are good,2004-11-24:38 <p>There’s plenty to make you wonder about humanity to be found on our <a href="">preview of 43 Things</a> but when I saw this goal and the number of people who want to do it, my faith was restored. <br /> <a href=""><img src=""></a></p> 2004-11-23T03:35:00Z 2004-11-23T04:41:19Z Recombinant idea folding: your ideas are our ideas [6],2004-11-23:37 Thoughts <p>Joe Goldberg has created a fantastic list of his top desired <a href="">features for 43things</a></p> <p><a href="">Joe’s list of features</a> is split into 5 handy categories:</p> <ol> <li>Community</li> <li>Personalization</li> <li>Notification (RSS, email)</li> <li>Productivity</li> <li>Zeitgeist/Superlatives</li> </ol> <p>We’re hard at work on the next version of 43things but continue to marvel over what Ryan Singer of <a href="">37signals</a> calls the <a href="">goal soup</a> of Twinkler. Help us make 43things better—tell us what features you’d like to see on 43things in the coming weeks.</p> <p>Joe Goldberg, Web Developer and Live Journal user:</p> <p><img src=""></p>