Spare Us a Minute, We Could Use Your Help

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Hi, SparkFriends!

As you may have heard, Facebook is changing how their newsfeed works. This change might mean you see fewer posts from pages like ours whenever you visit Facebook. We know that not all of you spend your time over on that particular social network, so if that’s you, feel free to ignore this post and go read about our new SparkChallenges, which are awesome.


Facebook is Changing and We Need to Change With It


For those who do spend some of your time on Facebook and follow us there, this post is for you. We’ve been on Facebook for years now, and it’s always been a great place for us to spread the spark. When our members share articles that we post to our page, a whole new group of people can see the awesome advice we work hard to deliver every day.

Over the years, we've heard from many members who found us through our SparkPeople or SparkRecipes Facebook pages, first by following along with our posts for awhile and then taking the plunge to join our community.

With these new newsfeed changes, we're afraid that it might be harder for us to spread the spark. We're brainstorming and working on ideas that we hope will make our page even more exciting and useful for YOU and people like you. In the meantime, there’s something you could do to help.

What YOU Can Do to Help

If you love receiving daily inspiration and the latest information on how to reach your weight-loss and health goals, take a second each day and interact with our posts. Comment, like or share whatever you see on our page that resonates with you. This will let Facebook hear “I want to read more stuff like this!” loud and clear.

Our supportive community is what makes SparkPeople so special, and with a little assistance, we can help many more people like you. Thanks for your time, and let us know if you have any questions in the comments below. :)

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Comments

DAN1964 4/4/2018
:) Report
SUSANBEAMON 3/2/2018
I'm on Sparkpeople daily. Why do I need Facebook too? What I need is for you to keep all the ads from covering the posted content on Sparkpeople. Ads are fine, except the ones that plant themselves in the middle of the page, covering stuff with no real way to move them./ Report
LEANJEAN6 2/16/2018
I need to tread more articles which inspire me- Report
BABY_GIRL69 2/15/2018
I'll try my best. Report
JIACOLO 2/15/2018
I have not been able to post from SparkPeople on Facebook my daily updated status for some time now. I do post to Facebook when there are interesting articles and recipes though. Report
TAJONES57 2/14/2018
I do not do facebook. My internet time is SparkPeople and checking my email. Report
TERMITEMOM 2/14/2018
I stay away from FB. But I spend a lot of time on Sparkpeople. Report
SHOAPIE 2/14/2018
Have always used Spark People. I don’t like so much info on fb. Report
MARYJEANSL 2/14/2018
I do use Facebook, mostly for a cancer parents support group, but I don't usually look for the SP page. I'll try to throw some 'likes' your way now if it will help. Report
GOOZLEBEAR 2/14/2018
Will do, thanks for the information about Facebook. Report
INSIGHT62 2/14/2018
Not a big fan of fb. The time I do spend on the internet is mostly when I'm sparking. Report
J_HENNINGTON 2/14/2018
Will do.. Report
PJBONARRIGO 2/14/2018
Here''s another problem. I frequently try to share Sparkprople articles from Facebook. I am often told that the recipient can't open the link. Is this because you have to be a member of Facebook and also Sparkpeople??? I have Android/Galaxy/AT&T and use my phone to "share" if that info helps. It'd be great to get this problem fixed. Report
SUNSET09 2/14/2018
I enjoy the posts and such from the Spark pages and only on fb because oft he connection with family and friends. Report
JAMER123 2/13/2018
I will do. I do keep a recipe or 2 on my FB page and have had comments on occasion. Report
SPARKFRAN514 2/13/2018
becoming less of a fan of face book love spark people here . Report
AALLEY2 2/13/2018
I'm really starting to not like facebook anyway, for many reasons. Report
KWOOD1955 2/13/2018
Good information. Thanks for posting! Report
MIYAMO 2/13/2018
I don't go on Facebook. I do my best keeping up on SparkPeople. Report
PAMMYLBEAR 2/13/2018
Done! Report
J38850 2/13/2018
I have heard a lot of people say that Facebook is posting what they want to so we tend to see the same thing everyday. I always like the article that's on factbook and I post something almost every day. So I hope this helps. Thanks for sharing! Report
ALABAMASUSAN17 2/13/2018
I rarely use Facebook, but I'm always posting articles from this SparkPeople site. Does that help? I hope so! I find FB tiring and negative. I would rather spend my time on a positive site like SparkPeople! Thank you for sharing this wonderful place! Report
JANET552 2/13/2018
I will make a point of doing that on FB. Report
LEANJEAN6 2/13/2018
I need to read more stuff on here on weight loss--how to interact with others on here also-- Report
KATHYJO56 2/13/2018
I love reading things that my fellow Sparkers post on FB. I often see things I've missed here. Report
ATHENADRUID 2/12/2018
I think LIN1263 trolls not just Facebook, but here as well. Best to ignore the troll. Report
MUSICNUT 2/11/2018
Thanks for the information Report
JUDY1260 2/11/2018
LIN1263, you have a lot to learn about Facebook. Liking a post or comment does not open you up to hackers. However, clicking on suspicious links can cause issues for both you and your Facebook friends. By keeping all of your Facebook content public, you’re leaving you and your friends wide open to fake accounts, spam, etc. You’re doing a disservice to your friends. My Facebook is completely private. The public can’t even see my friends list, which I’ve done to protect them, not me. Report
LIS193 2/11/2018
Good information Report
LIN1263 2/11/2018
I do not use Spark People on Facebook. I only post on their things that happen, like my toaster oven catching fire last week, that effect other people. I post events in my area, things related to law. I do not socialize & if you click like, you can be tracked down & hacked into. I have a small online profile so nothing can be used against me with little personal information. I have some pictures of myself so I can be recognized & because of the information I post I have it open to everyone, not only friends. Report
LIN1263 2/11/2018
I do not use Spark People on Facebook. I only post on their things that happen, like my toaster oven catching fire last week, that effect other people. I post events in my area, things related to law. I do not socialize & if you click like, you can be tracked down & hacked into. I have a small online profile so nothing can be used against me with little personal information. I have some pictures of myself so I can be recognized & because of the information I post I have it open to everyone, not only friends. Report
_CYNDY55_ 2/10/2018
Thanks! Report
PAULA3420 2/10/2018
I will be sure to look for Spark articles to share on Facebook. Report
SCOOTERTVRPV 2/10/2018
Will share after checking your pages daily. thanks for the update! Report
BILLTHOMSON 2/10/2018
Very interesting Report
DWROBERGE 2/9/2018
Great info Report
BECCABOO127 2/9/2018
I share articles all the time. Don't forget about twitter and pinterest! Report
MOONDRAGON29 2/9/2018
I noticed that article from Facebook about squelching Newsfeed, especially for media companies. Report
JIBBIE49 2/9/2018
Hugs Report
PROVERBS31JULIA 2/8/2018
I noticed that article from Facebook about squelching News feed especially for media companies. I also try to copy interesting articles or inspirational videos I see on Facebook to you via @SparkPeople and @SparkPeople.com (what is the difference in the two FB feeds, anyway?). So I will be looking for that too. I'm always up for trying to mess with FB's end-game (like refusing to finish my online profile so they have more information to sell to whoever it is they sell information to!). Report
 
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