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Spare Us a Minute, We Could Use Your Help

By , A friendly face, an avid book reader!
Hi, SparkFriends!

As you may have heard, Facebook is changing how their newsfeed works. This change might mean you see fewer posts from pages like ours whenever you visit Facebook. We know that not all of you spend your time over on that particular social network, so if that’s you, feel free to ignore this post and go read about our new SparkChallenges, which are awesome.


Facebook is Changing and We Need to Change With It


For those who do spend some of your time on Facebook and follow us there, this post is for you. We’ve been on Facebook for years now, and it’s always been a great place for us to spread the spark. When our members share articles that we post to our page, a whole new group of people can see the awesome advice we work hard to deliver every day.

Over the years, we've heard from many members who found us through our SparkPeople or SparkRecipes Facebook pages, first by following along with our posts for awhile and then taking the plunge to join our community.

With these new newsfeed changes, we're afraid that it might be harder for us to spread the spark. We're brainstorming and working on ideas that we hope will make our page even more exciting and useful for YOU and people like you. In the meantime, there’s something you could do to help.

What YOU Can Do to Help

If you love receiving daily inspiration and the latest information on how to reach your weight-loss and health goals, take a second each day and interact with our posts. Comment, like or share whatever you see on our page that resonates with you. This will let Facebook hear “I want to read more stuff like this!” loud and clear.

Our supportive community is what makes SparkPeople so special, and with a little assistance, we can help many more people like you. Thanks for your time, and let us know if you have any questions in the comments below. :)

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Comments

OX1010 11/4/2018
Don't like FB anymore. Too many bad comments about SP. Like it here much better Report
CLEOALLEN 11/4/2018
Closed my Facebook account last week. Too many negative comments. Would rather spend my time here on SparkPeople where optimistic and helpful comments can be found. Report
TCANNO 10/10/2018
I don't use FB as I spend way too much time on here Report
DAN1964 4/4/2018
:) Report
SUSANBEAMON 3/2/2018
I'm on Sparkpeople daily. Why do I need Facebook too? What I need is for you to keep all the ads from covering the posted content on Sparkpeople. Ads are fine, except the ones that plant themselves in the middle of the page, covering stuff with no real way to move them./ Report
I need to tread more articles which inspire me- Report
I'll try my best. Report
I have not been able to post from SparkPeople on Facebook my daily updated status for some time now. I do post to Facebook when there are interesting articles and recipes though. Report
I do not do facebook. My internet time is SparkPeople and checking my email. Report
I stay away from FB. But I spend a lot of time on Sparkpeople. Report
Have always used Spark People. I don’t like so much info on fb. Report
I do use Facebook, mostly for a cancer parents support group, but I don't usually look for the SP page. I'll try to throw some 'likes' your way now if it will help. Report
Will do, thanks for the information about Facebook. Report
INSIGHT62
Not a big fan of fb. The time I do spend on the internet is mostly when I'm sparking. Report
Will do.. Report
Here''s another problem. I frequently try to share Sparkprople articles from Facebook. I am often told that the recipient can't open the link. Is this because you have to be a member of Facebook and also Sparkpeople??? I have Android/Galaxy/AT&T and use my phone to "share" if that info helps. It'd be great to get this problem fixed. Report
SUNSET09
I enjoy the posts and such from the Spark pages and only on fb because oft he connection with family and friends. Report
I will do. I do keep a recipe or 2 on my FB page and have had comments on occasion. Report
becoming less of a fan of face book love spark people here . Report
I'm really starting to not like facebook anyway, for many reasons. Report
Good information. Thanks for posting! Report
I don't go on Facebook. I do my best keeping up on SparkPeople. Report
I have heard a lot of people say that Facebook is posting what they want to so we tend to see the same thing everyday. I always like the article that's on factbook and I post something almost every day. So I hope this helps. Thanks for sharing! Report
I rarely use Facebook, but I'm always posting articles from this SparkPeople site. Does that help? I hope so! I find FB tiring and negative. I would rather spend my time on a positive site like SparkPeople! Thank you for sharing this wonderful place! Report
I will make a point of doing that on FB. Report
I need to read more stuff on here on weight loss--how to interact with others on here also-- Report
I love reading things that my fellow Sparkers post on FB. I often see things I've missed here. Report
I think LIN1263 trolls not just Facebook, but here as well. Best to ignore the troll. Report
Thanks for the information Report
LIN1263, you have a lot to learn about Facebook. Liking a post or comment does not open you up to hackers. However, clicking on suspicious links can cause issues for both you and your Facebook friends. By keeping all of your Facebook content public, you’re leaving you and your friends wide open to fake accounts, spam, etc. You’re doing a disservice to your friends. My Facebook is completely private. The public can’t even see my friends list, which I’ve done to protect them, not me. Report
Good information Report
I do not use Spark People on Facebook. I only post on their things that happen, like my toaster oven catching fire last week, that effect other people. I post events in my area, things related to law. I do not socialize & if you click like, you can be tracked down & hacked into. I have a small online profile so nothing can be used against me with little personal information. I have some pictures of myself so I can be recognized & because of the information I post I have it open to everyone, not only friends. Report
I do not use Spark People on Facebook. I only post on their things that happen, like my toaster oven catching fire last week, that effect other people. I post events in my area, things related to law. I do not socialize & if you click like, you can be tracked down & hacked into. I have a small online profile so nothing can be used against me with little personal information. I have some pictures of myself so I can be recognized & because of the information I post I have it open to everyone, not only friends. Report
Thanks! Report
I will be sure to look for Spark articles to share on Facebook. Report
Will share after checking your pages daily. thanks for the update! Report
Very interesting Report
Great info Report
I share articles all the time. Don't forget about twitter and pinterest! Report
I noticed that article from Facebook about squelching Newsfeed, especially for media companies. Report
I noticed that article from Facebook about squelching News feed especially for media companies. I also try to copy interesting articles or inspirational videos I see on Facebook to you via @SparkPeople and @SparkPeople.com (what is the difference in the two FB feeds, anyway?). So I will be looking for that too. I'm always up for trying to mess with FB's end-game (like refusing to finish my online profile so they have more information to sell to whoever it is they sell information to!). Report
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