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Share Your Fitness Tracking on Facebook (completely optional)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012



Hi everyone,

We made it easier to share the fitness activity you track on SparkPeople with your Facebook friends. To do this you can:
- Search for and select an activity as you normally do
- After you enter your minutes, you can check the "Post to Facebook" button to the right of the tracker
- The first time you do this, you'll need to grant access to your Facebook account for SparkPeople to post
- Your fitness activity and minutes will now appear on your Facebook feed
- After you do this once we will pre-check the "Post to Facebook" box; to turn this off there is a link to "settings" next to the box, click that to go to your Account Settings to turn this off
- You get 2 SparkPoints for posting your fitness to Facebook (max of 2 points per day)

We want to stress that this is completely optional. If you don't have a Facebook account or don't want to post to Facebook, we understand! But we have had a number of members ask for this feature, especially members who currently post fitness activity from devices like their Garmin or Nike run trackers and some fitness apps.

Please reply if you have any comments or problems with this new feature.


Thanks!

Dave H.
SparkPeople.com
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COOKINGSTARS 1/19/2013 5:16PM

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WOLFKITTY 12/6/2012 11:05PM

    I can see how this could be a great way to spread the spark- and get people interested in where these posts are coming from! I understand that I won't be getting these SparkPoints, but I'm happy for those who can! :)

Thanks for adding this feature!
Jocelyn

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NAOLEE 12/6/2012 4:13PM

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KITTYF54 11/29/2012 6:01PM

    nope, cookies encourage eating for this carboholic. and being diabetic and allergic to wheat and dairy, it's just to compindated to find recipes that are not going to mess with my health in one way or another.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 11/28/2012 6:02PM

    I don't have a facebook account but it is good for the members that do. Great idea.

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BELLACUDDLES 11/28/2012 3:17PM

    I don't go on FACEBOOK very often, but I like the idea for those that do!

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JUST_BREATHE08 11/27/2012 11:32PM

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/27/2012 11:22PM

    I keep FB and SP separate, but a nice option for those that blend them together.

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NELLIEC 11/27/2012 10:11PM

    I prefer to post to FaceBook at the end of the day when I have finished my various exercises, rather than throughout the day, so I will be using the button at the bottom about posting to FaceBook.

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/27/2012 10:07PM

    After too many squabbles among many members of my family on facebook, I don't go there anymore.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/27/2012 8:19PM

    I don't do face book

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LOVESLIFE48 11/27/2012 6:13PM

    I too will pass, thanks

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WARMSPRINGDAY 11/27/2012 4:28PM

    Thanks for the option. I myself will pass, but it's nice to know you have considered those who want it. Also nice to know you have made it optional and considered those of us who do not.

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ESCHLETZ 11/27/2012 4:07PM

    Nice idea, but I'll pass too. Although I do post the occasional SP thing on FB, I don't feel the need to share everything with people that may not be interested in seeing what I'm doing every day. I do share ideas that might get other people interested in using this site though, and have had many people comment on them, positively.

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JUNEAU2010 11/27/2012 3:25PM

    Given Facebook's well-publicized attitude about privacy (no genuine respect), I'll pass on this. I like my SP community just the way it is!

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JANEYINMADTOWN 11/27/2012 3:06PM

    Thanks for the information!

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LAURIE5658 11/27/2012 10:58AM

    Good grief, folks, quit complaining! Either you want it or you don't so get over it!!

Spark IT peeps, THANK YOU for providing this opportunity to share accountability with others! I appreciate your hard work!

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 11/27/2012 10:55AM

    I think this is great for accountability! My friends see my running post but often ask why I'm slacking when they don't see a run for a few days. Now they can see I'm mixing it up with other activities.

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CONNIEANGEL23 11/27/2012 10:44AM

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OLDERDANDRT 11/27/2012 10:32AM

    I personally don't do Facebook, but I think it's neat that folks who want to can yse this feature! Thanks for all the strides you make for your members! emoticon

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STHAX10 11/27/2012 10:28AM

    I think this is a great way for me to share with distant family, what I can and have accomplished. Thank you!

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SPIRITSEEKER2 11/27/2012 10:25AM

    not adding facebook to everything in my personal life

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LINDAKAY228 11/27/2012 10:03AM

    I like it.

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WALLINMW 11/27/2012 10:00AM

  Done!

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LECATES 11/27/2012 9:59AM

    Then why is it something you can earn points for? does not seem fair---but then I don't need those points but just commenting that Facebook should not be part of your point system---it is not SPARK.

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LESLIELENORE 11/27/2012 9:59AM

    Cool!

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