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Facebook blog shares??????????????

Friday, January 13, 2012

Someone alerted me that there was a share for FACEBOOK on my page where
I blog. This has upset me to the point to where I am now afraid to blog about
anything.

I REALLY FEEL LIKE MY BLOGS ON HERE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SEPARATE FROM FACEBOOK.

I do not want my blogs shared on FB. I blogged on Spark to talk with people on here with
the same weight and life issues that I do. I don't want it blown all over Facebook.

Some people have a good reason for keeping their life more private, and I am one of
those people.

If you do not want your blogs shared, then go to your page, click on edit and go down
the boxes on the right and the box to un sub for me was at the bottom.....click off the
share button, then SAVE CHANGES at the BOTTOM of the PAGE.

Personally I am very disappointed in SPARK for doing this. My struggles and feelings
are for this place only. So now I am contemplating either never blogging again, or just
leaving Spark.

Anybody have an opinion??? for I will at least listen.

Darlene
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PATTIE441 1/23/2012 2:09PM

    I totally agree my friend! emoticon

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SOUPGAL 1/19/2012 10:29PM

    Amen

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ALASKAN 1/16/2012 11:37PM

    HELLO MY ANGEL, DARLENE
I DO NOT BLAME YOU FOR WANTING YOUR PRIVACY ON PERSONAL ISSUES. I DO NOT VISIT MY PAGE ON FB THAT MUCH. I TALK TO A FEW FRIENDS ON THERE AND KEEP IT OPEN FOR MY FAMILY MEMBERS. IT IS THE ONLY WAY MY FAMILY MEMBERS AND I TALK
BESIDES EMAILS TOO. IF YOU DISCLOSE ANYTHING, I BELIEVE THAT THEY WOULD READ IT ANYHOW. BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO. TALK TO YOU SOON AND TAKE CARE.
ALWAYS, ERNA emoticon

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67CAMARO_SS 1/16/2012 12:23PM

    It's removed now! SP listened to it's loyal members!!! :) :) :)
June :)

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MUMSKI 1/15/2012 8:14AM

    Thanks Darlene. I don't use Facebook very often, but I also have it set so that only my friends can see my stuff.

Lynn

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CBEVNOW 1/14/2012 11:19PM

    Thanks Darlene, I just received a note on FB my site was in danger and every thing could be wiped out. I hope its not a hoax. I do face book so i can talk to my children and some relatives and a few good friends . I hope SP does not share our personal thoughts that we share on here to each other. emoticon

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JUNEBUG1944 1/14/2012 5:21PM

    Thanks, Darlene!

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BGUMBA 1/14/2012 3:22PM

  I felt that SparkPeople has been very open about telling members that this is not a private site. The only private postings in team forums are in private teams. If you do a private journal, then no one can see it, but you can't share it with your friends. As far as keeping things private on the internet, it's almost impossible to do. Just google your name and state and see what info comes up. Do the same with your user name here, and you'll see your blog entries listed. I have set my SparkPage so only my friends can see it. If anyone else wants to see it, they will have to send me a friend request and let me make the decision.

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LIFE-FAITH 1/14/2012 12:47PM

    Darlene - just another head's up - I have put my page as private - anyone can see your page and anything you share on your page - if they google it and you do not have it on private.

Jean



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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 1/14/2012 11:57AM

    Thanks! I know it showed that I could share, but I didn't know others could. I have fixed it.

Comment edited on: 1/14/2012 2:19:23 PM

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BUGLET- 1/14/2012 10:27AM

    Thanks for the info. Who knows how many people will know everything about you..
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KASEYCOFF 1/14/2012 9:35AM

    Yes, I know just what you mean - I pretty much avoid FB, and I've been considering detaching it from SP altogether. This might be the straw that breaks the camel's back...

On a different note, there are various apps 'linked' on my Android phone. Makes me want to close accounts on all kinds of things, just to make sure there's no 'crossover' that I don't want. The world of mass communication is becoming downright ridiculous--!
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REJOHNSON3 1/14/2012 8:13AM

    Darlene, it is for that very reason that I do not have a FaceBook account. Everything seems to become more public about everything in your life and you do not know how far reaching that your life becomes more public. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this that confirm my feelings.

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ASHLEE624 1/14/2012 8:06AM

    Thanks for sharing this info. I feel the same way. But, don't leave Spark, that's just hurting you in the long run. This site is great for so many reasons...this is just a poor decision on their part.

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67CAMARO_SS 1/14/2012 5:50AM

    Wow! Thanks for the info Darlene. Hopefully this is something that SP changes soon! Until then, I guess we all need to be on the lookout, but that is certainly a huge issue! I hope it doesn't cause you to leave SP... I enjoy your friendship on here too much :( I do understand the issue however & feel it needs to be addressed immediately. I, for one, am getting more & more "over" Facebook, but maybe we all need to post comments on the SP Facebook page regarding this???
June :)

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 1/14/2012 3:36AM

    Thank you, Darlene! I did not know this. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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ALASKAN 1/14/2012 1:31AM

    HELLO DARLENE,
THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP ON IT AND WILL WATCH FOR IT TOO. I AM GLAD YOU TOLD US AND SORRY THAT IT HAPPENED TO YOU. YOU ALSO CAN UNCHECK WHERE YOU PUT YOUR CURRENT STATUS TOO. YOU WILL SEE THE FACEBOOK SYMBOL TOO.
WE WILL HAVE TO WATCH MORE CLOSELY KEEP A ALERT OUT FOR THINGS LIKE THIS.
DARLENE, YOU ARE A GOOD FRIEND TO LET US KNOW ABOUT THIS.

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APED7969 1/14/2012 12:43AM

    I would have thought sparkpeople would have been more considerate of privacy issues seeing as other sites like facebook have been caned for automatically opting members in rather than giving them the choice to opt in. At the very least sparkpeople should have posted a notice regarding the change so people could have opted out prior to the change kicking in. Even facebook has become more concious of privacy concerns recently. I'm glad to let everyone know how to change the settings as I had no idea how to change it. I'm all for spreading the spark but that does not extend to facebook and it sure does not extend to my blogs being on facebook.

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SUSIEPH1 1/14/2012 12:20AM

    I also was shocked and disapointed that Sparkpeople would do such a thing ..
but !
wouldnt it be better to ask Sparkpeople why and how this could happen ..
I wouldn't contemplate leaving Sparks as being here has done so much for me ...
I am not at all happy and really would like some answers
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ARLENE_MOVES 1/13/2012 11:41PM

    Thanks -- just did this on my page. Appreciate your informing all of us of this stupid thing SP does.

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PEPPYPATTI 1/13/2012 10:53PM

    I do not know if I am just stupid or what, but I fail to see any sense in why Spark would do this & not give us the option to share if we want! We should not have to opt out. Facebook just got slapped for that themselves! I will let you know if I hear any further updates on the issue.
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LOSINGITNOW11 1/13/2012 10:32PM

    Thank you for posting this. I have yet to write my first blog, partly because of the public nature of the site. I have slowly shared more of myself on here (such as my actual weight), but haven't ventured to the blog component. What I have shared on Spark People are thoughts, feelings, and information that I definitely don't want shared with people on Facebook.

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