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Friend Feed and Current Status Features Launched Today!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Good morning, SparkPeople!

Last week, we let you know that we were getting ready to launch a big new Community feature, Friend Feed, so that you'd have a change to edit your privacy settings before the feature launched. Based on the comments we received, you guys are as excited about this new feature as we are!

Today, we launched Friend Feed (which includes a "Current Status" feature that allows you to earn 1 SparkPoint per day by updating your status)! These new features allow you to keep up with your mutual SparkFriends, and helps them to stay up-to-date with you more easily! Put simply, your Friend Feed shows all of the SparkPeople Community activities of your friends in one place.

You can read this informational article to learn exactly how to find and use these features!

We are very excited to launch the Friend Feed and Current Status features, because we think it will help you stay in contact, get support and better communicate with your SparkFriends and others in the Community. We hope you enjoy learning more about your mutual friends and updating the Community with your status!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IT-IS-WHATITIS 11/1/2009 10:43PM


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DAVEFITZ1 6/28/2009 5:50AM

    Just gets better and better, thanks guys.

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PONYTROT 3/22/2009 7:08AM

    How do you delete the Status section of your Spark page if you don't want it? I already have Facebook-- and would like to not have this crowd my SPark Page.

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MAIZEY 3/19/2009 9:40AM

    I Love this new feature - I've reconnected with some old Spark Friends and also find it a great way to post encouragement when my friends reach milestones! Maizey

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LACEEJO11 3/18/2009 12:19PM

    I think the new features are GREAT!! THANK YOU so much... for all you do to improve the quality of our experiences at SPARLPEOPLE.COM!!! I treasure my membership, and can't begin to tell you how much it is helping me, to become healthier & happier!!! It just keeps on getting better!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL & ALL YOU DO!!! LaceEjo11 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLUTTER34 3/17/2009 6:08PM

  This sounds like a good motivator. Hope it pans out. I am still somewhat confused, but hope to learn. Flutter

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SABLEGRL 3/17/2009 2:57PM

    I really like the changes. I'm not familiar with Twitter or Facebook but I love that I can alter what my friends can and cannot see. I like getting comments/motivation from my Spark friends as soon as I post... this is a great feature. Thanks SparkPeople!

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HARRINGTON5 3/17/2009 11:50AM

    Thank you, I love seeing what everyone is doing all in one place.

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FISHINGLADY66 3/16/2009 9:47PM

    I love this new feature. It helps keep my mind in order. Thanks a Million.

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MARYANNE4403 3/16/2009 7:36PM

    thanks so much for all the wonderful things you all do to help us along our weight loss journeys

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WHATTALOSER 3/16/2009 5:32PM

    Love the new feature. Wish it was below the blog entries though.

Thanks for all of your hard work.

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100LBLIGHTER 3/16/2009 3:58PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am excited about this feature. Grace

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/16/2009 3:34PM

    I have been so excited to see this feature. Have had to remind myself everyday to have patience that Monday would get here emoticon emoticon Thanks so much.

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    Very cool!

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XATONILDA 3/16/2009 2:51PM

  As soon as I lean how to use , I will.
I am sure it's great like everything else in SP.

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SASSY_QUEEN 3/16/2009 2:21PM

    I noticed it right away...thanks again...for staying so up on things...we are so lucky to have found the Spark.....

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NHSTITCHER 3/16/2009 1:31PM

  Hmmmm, getting a lot like facebook aren't we?

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FISHPOND7 3/16/2009 1:20PM

    I'm still a little "fuzzy" about what my "status" is. Is this somewhat like twitter where I can just post something like "I just got back from the grocery store." or "Have lots of aches and pains today from exercise yesterday."? Is this a running "diary" of what's happening to me during the day? Why would anyone want to know this kind of mundane stuff? Just wondering.

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CUSTISRASTIS 3/16/2009 12:16PM

  I am not what you call computer handy at all and have some problems getting around. Which is why I have not kept up to date here, as well as I should. Since my initial weight loss of 20lbs, I have stalled. I am walking quite a bit, My overall health is better, but I want to lose another 25-30lbs. Get a real boost out of the comments, that are posted,

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    Awesome feature.

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DDOORN 3/16/2009 11:27AM

    ...and away we GO! Looks like a great feature to stay tuned in to each other better!

It's great to see SparkPeople continuing to innovate!

Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

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TAZ675 3/16/2009 10:55AM


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COLEMANSR 3/16/2009 10:45AM

    Thanks. emoticon

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