43 Things Suggests, Subscriptions, More Profile Images, & more…

Today’s release brings a lot of new features that people have been requesting and talking about for a long time:

Subscribe to People (aka Friends, Bookmarks, Contacts, etc)

If you’re logged in, every person’s profile page now has a “Subscribe to this person’s recent activity” link in the right sidebar, and this link (when clicked) will let you keep track of all of their entries, comments, and goal adoption/completion milestones from the site itself or via RSS or even via the web services. Previously, the only way to keep track of your friends was to invite them all to a team or individually subscribe to each of their RSS feeds. After you have a few subscriptions, check out the Recent Activity page (linked from your profile page and the Zeitgeist page) and you’ll see all of their activity aggregated into one big happy list.

At the moment subscriptions are private, meaning that only you can see who you’re subscribed to (though you can see how many people are subscribed to you), but we’re curious to hear any thoughts on this… do people care if this information is public or private? Play around with it for a while and let us know what you think.

43 Things Suggests

Along the lines of Google Suggests, this feature lets you start typing into the “add a goal” box on our homepage and it’ll show you a dropdown of all the goals that begin with those letters/words, sorted by popularity.

We’ve been having tons of fun the last few days seeing all of the goals that start with “travel to”, “be a better”, “build”, “meet a”, “meet b”, “meet c”, etc… and some of the more disturbing ones like “eat a”. With almost 90,000 goals, it’s difficult to find a verb that someone doesn’t want to enact… it’s really quite crazy if you think about it.

Multiple Profile Images

Before today, you could only have one picture of yourself to represent all of the multifaceted corners of your personality. We’ve upped that to 10 now, and have created a gallery page that displays them all, with optional captions.

Invite people to a goal by their username

We haven’t really publicized this on the site yet, but you can now invite people to do something with you as a team even if you don’t know their email address. More info on this on the ideas site.


And with this I think we can say that our latest release code-named Bubbles is officially complete. Momentum is building here at the Co-op… there are two or three other exciting projects that are on their way, which we’ll be announcing here soon enough.

6 Responses to “43 Things Suggests, Subscriptions, More Profile Images, & more…”

  1. Tiara Says:

    SQUEAL!<br />
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    43 Things I love you! Thank you for this!<br />
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    Looking forward to all the other features and such. You rock!<br />
    <br />
    (on preview: <strong>snerk</strong> at the MLP)

  2. Carrick Says:

    The Suggest feature is the best addition yet. It’s absoutely facinating (and useful.) Cheers.

  3. angela Says:

    Bubbles?? BUBBLES!!!!!!

  4. Tinus Guichelaar Says:

    Sometimes I don’t see the point of 43 Things, but the technology is truly awesome and inspirational. You’re way ahead!

  5. Frankie Roberto Says:

    Woo! Nice one guys.

  6. Kenneth Says:

    Perfectly agree with Tinus Guichelaar on that one.<br />
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    The Suggest feature is definitely a nice addition. <br />
    <br />
    All in all, a truly inspirational site. It is yet another fine example of the next generation websites making full use of Ajax and web standards.<br />
    <br />
    Keep up the great work.

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