Thursday, February 13, 2014
LOVED yesterday's comments on the appropriateness of the Spark article on "Making Your Own Girl Scout Cookies."
Like all of us, I ignore a lot of what I see on Spark -- I just felt this was particularly egregious-- we are bombarded by unhealthy food EVERYWHERE in our culture, it is the cause of a rapidly-advancing obesity crisis, and ... I'd like to think that Sparkpeople was better than this.
AND, this was NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT -- this was an article by a Sparkpeople employee.
I liken it to seeing an article about brewing your own beer or making your own wine on a website promoting sobriety! Yes, all things in moderation, but that still doesn't mean it's an appropriate venue.
The whole brouhaha got got me thinking -- would you pay for an ad-free Sparkpeople? No more ads crawling over the post you are trying to read, or following you as you scroll down the page...no more clicking on ads by "accident"....would you pay anything for it?
I think I would. Of course it would depend on the price, but a "premium" subscription that allowed a bit more functionality (as Letha pointed out) and eliminated ads? That allowed me to "turn off" certain features? For a few dollars a month, I think I'd go for it!
Hey! Maybe time to email Chris Downie!!!