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12/29/11 12:55 P

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www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazine/
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Read this, folks. It is well worth your time.

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9/6/11 6:37 A

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Welcome to all the new members! :)

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6/24/11 8:36 A

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Didja know that if you have accumulated 25 or more points, you get an extra wheel spin? Dunno how long they will be doing this promo for, but it's here right now.

This is, of course, so that they can serve you another ad, but so what! :)

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5/13/11 8:50 A

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I want to comment on this as you may have seen it. The next section (after the ~~) is posted by a friend of mine; the final section (again, after some ~~) is my response. Feel free to comment if you like.
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Are you all aware of the YOOVIE phenomenon? A young rebellious, quirky, highly motivated charismatic blogger on SparkPeople who has positively impacted MANY lives?
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa
l_individual.asp?blog_id=4228835

Welllll...check out SparkGuy's Page. We've got quite a SparkTempest going:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SPARKG
UYANDTEAM&comment_page=1#comments

FYI: I read YOOVIE's blog yesterday and saw the "questionable" photo -- showing a beautifully sculpted midriff in a sports bra pulled up slightly so that perhaps the bottom 1/4 (speaking bottom to nipple) of some perky boobs showed. Really a tasteful sepia photo, which YOOVIE was using as her inspiration photo of where she wants to "go" with her abs.

It never ends does it?

BTW, the photo approximated this profile image:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JOSH20
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but female instead of male.
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Ah, the Yoovie thing. Which is odd - but also a testament to the power of an army. She definitely had/has one -- which is a part of why she was popular. She had pals to vote her up, she was voted up and came to more people's attention, got more pals, more upvoting, etc. This is the wisdom of crowds, crowdsourcing, etc., and it can be unfair in the sense that, much like in High School, the popular kids crowd out the unpopular ones, and popularity does and will continue to breed more and more popularity.

So some of her popularity was due to her, simply, being popular -- and not necessarily being such a great blogger *(not slamming her as a blogger, but I've read her stuff and all I could think of was, eh, is that all there is?).

This is also a testament to how forums go. I have been managing a general Q & A site for almost 9 years and I have seen what happens when a popular member leaves/is insulted/is suspended/etc. People come to that person's defense, they downplay any offenses, etc. They threaten to leave, too, etc. Lines are drawn in the sand. Drama up the wazoo.

Then the tempest in a teapot dies down and they move on to something/someone else.

One thing I did see were people getting hot and bothered about their stuff not being owned by them. I got news -- unless you are paying for hosting, you don't own it by yourself. It doesn't mean you don't own any piece of your writings, but you definitely don't own them exclusively. Spark has a right to remove postings it considers offensive. Look at their Terms of Service, which we all agreed to, and are bound by, even if we didn't read them closely when we signed up. Do I think the photo, as described to me, is offensive? Nope. Do I think SP is being overly prudish? Probably. But it's their site.

I realize a lotta folks feel differently but I've been administering a forum, like I said, for a long time, and I've been on the other side of these kinds of things. This, too, shall pass.

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1/26/11 10:12 A

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Here's a new one:

Note: this includes the postings on people's blogs and pages.

Message from Coach Jen
Message: Hi everyone

"This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand.

I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing.

Thanks!

Coach Jen"

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12/31/10 8:47 A

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Happy new year!

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12/26/10 9:18 A

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Boxing Day! Time to go fight Gamera.

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1/28/10 6:49 A

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Goals to follow for February. Er, maybe (I'm a lil slow these days) .... ;)

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10/30/09 10:03 A

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New team goal for November!

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New team goal!

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11/19/08 8:19 A

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Announcements! Announcements! Announcements! There's an announcement going on!

SP is giving away stuff! Every MONDAY. See:
http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=
holiday_giveaway_win_fitness_dvd_prize
_packs

We now return you to your regularly scheduled life, already in progress.

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