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Friend Feed and Activity Feed Updates Based on Your Feedback

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hi everyone!

As most of you know, we launched Friend Feeds and Current Status updates this past Monday. (Click here to read a full-length article explaining these features.) The response from our members was mostly positive, but we did have a few requests. We hear you!

Today, we launched a couple upgrades to these features based on your feedback.

1- We've added an Activity Feed page, where you can more easily see which of your activities are "fed" into the Friend Feeds of your mutual friends. Please note that from this page, you can also delete items from your feed. Click here to see your Activity Feed.

2- You can now choose whether your Activity Feed shows up on your SparkPage (or not). Some people didn't like how their Activity Feeds looked on their Pages. Now, you can choose to remove it completely on your privacy settings page. To remove your Activity Feed from your SparkPage, you must UNCHECK the "Show My Activity Feed on my SparkPage" at the bottom of the preferences list. (Or, go into "Edit" mode for your SparkPage to find the same checkbox.) Please note that your Activity Feed will still show up on the Friend Feeds of your mutual friends—just not on your SparkPage. Also, your "Current Status" will continue to show up on your SparkPage—but only one status update at a time will appear.

We hope you will enjoy the new updates to the Friend and Activity Feed Features that allow you to better customize the look of your SparkPage!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSANLUSAN 3/30/2009 8:54AM

    It has messed up some stuff here since this feature was added. Some pages no longer load well, causing me to have to reload them. I've tried everything I know to correct it at this end to no avail.

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KARIN:) 3/25/2009 1:02AM

    I agree, I wish the feed were a bit smaller. Or maybe be able to move it to the bottom of the page. It is just so big.

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SARAHJMU 3/24/2009 5:13PM

    Why did you all feel the necessity of becoming MySpark, er, MySpace in the first place? Seriously, I enjoyed the uniqueness of SparkPeople and now I hate that it looks like Facebook and MySpace, and thus changed the focus to individualizing one's Sparkpage, activities, feed, status, etc. instead of the community and team effort of losing weight.

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SEEMAINE 3/24/2009 3:39PM

    Thanks for the updates!

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SPARKYCARLEY 3/23/2009 11:12PM

    I'd like to see an option that would allow me to make the activity feed on my sparkpage smaller! I like having it here, but I think it looks too big. Just an option for font size would be great.

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HARRINGTON5 3/22/2009 5:47PM

    Thank you for the updates!

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AIMMICEM 3/21/2009 10:11PM

    I can't change my status? Anybody else have this problem? I tried all day.

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JEWITCH 3/21/2009 7:49PM

    Thanks for the update. Those are some great changes.

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NEEDPEOPLE 3/20/2009 11:35PM

    Thanks for the update. I did not like all that information taking up all the space on my page and did not want to subject others to it either. Happy we can take it off.

Thanks again and HAPPY SPRING!
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FISHINGLADY66 3/20/2009 10:10PM

    I like these changes. It makes the feed more flexible. Thank you Spark People.

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SHININGTHRU126 3/20/2009 1:50PM

    Good changes - thanks!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 3/20/2009 3:38AM

    Thanks, now we can have what we want and take off what we don't want. Still a great feature!

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.DUSTY. 3/19/2009 10:53PM

    Much better.

I would like the option of "not showing" the "My Status Box" on my SparkPage.

Thanks SparkPeople!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/19/2009 10:40PM

    It's a great idea but I agree with Basketmaker.
I would like to have the ability to designate which friends get my friends feed. Some I haven't really had much contact with in a while, so I really don't want to clog up their pages.


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KIMUSH23 3/19/2009 7:29PM

    Much better I have an older computer and I found that it just so much longer to load my page...


SPARKPEOPLE Says...Reach Out & SPARK Someone emoticon
Luv Ya Kim

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BASKETMAKER 3/19/2009 6:39PM

    Can you provide us with the ability to select which of our friends activities we see - just as we can limit what people see of our activities? And, can you give us the ability to delete messages from our feeds?

I have several friends who are very active and chatty, giving lots of gifts, commenting on blogs and pages and basically filling up MY space with info I don't need or care about. I have had to turned off it until I can control the mess I'm getting - and that's too bad.

Thank you for listening to - and acting on - our concerns.

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PRINCESSTTM 3/19/2009 5:53PM

    I love the friend feed and activity LOG... thanks so much for the really awesome features.... emoticon

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ETAGGEL 3/19/2009 5:05PM

    Thank you for the info!


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DTRMNEDME 3/19/2009 5:04PM

    oops wrong thread. sorry

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DTRMNEDME 3/19/2009 5:01PM

    oops posted on the wrong thread. sorry

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-CHERYL- 3/19/2009 4:41PM

thank you so much

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SADIEDOLORES 3/19/2009 4:27PM

    LOVE IT THANK YOU emoticon

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TAZ675 3/19/2009 3:49PM

    Thank you!

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DTONEY76 3/19/2009 3:40PM

    this is great, thanks

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MARJIJANE 3/19/2009 2:48PM


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DEE0973 3/19/2009 2:39PM

    danka for the ypdates

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SASSY_QUEEN 3/19/2009 2:14PM

    Thank you....always striving to be better. That is why we are a good team......

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MARYANNE4403 3/19/2009 1:45PM

    this site just keeps getting better & better, thanks so much for all you do

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MAXFOCUS 3/19/2009 1:39PM

    Thanks for the upgrades. They are appreciated!

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    YOU GUYS ARE SOOOO AMAZING! I seriously love spark a little more each day! Woooooo


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SHEILAS6 3/19/2009 1:24PM


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DAWNO64 3/19/2009 1:03PM

    Fantastic!! Thanks, Spark Techies

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    Thanks you guys are great!

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