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Do you know about the Facebook link?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

There has been a lot of buzz on several blogs I have seen recently about the new "Like" button tied to Facebook, so maybe you've been apprised and have made your decision about how to handle it. I adjusted my options on my Spark page. Just in case you don't know about this, here's a copy of a note sent to the members of our Winter 5% challenge:

It's important that you know there has been a change in Spark People. Please read MICHIGANLORI's blog.

Not happy with Facebook 'Like' button showing up on blog post!

MICHIGANLORI thanks for letting us know! I really appreciate it. I do not want to share my weight issues, etc. with Facebook!!!!

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  • no profile photo CD8066537
    I don't want FAcebook or any public media "checking up on me"
    3057 days ago
  • EJOY-EVELYN
    I disabled it immediately. I confess to having a split personality disorder in that the two worlds focus on differing elements of my life.

    The reality is, if ever these two worlds would merge, I might actually find that I have achieved “balance” in my life. Definitely something I might strive for once I maintain my weight, but not while we currently showcase our foibles along the way -- Most of my FB community would care less about this aspect of living life. People who have never had a weight problem would probably just write me off as dysfunctional. And yes, they would be a little bit right! (smile, smile)
    3057 days ago
  • ISMILETOO
    Thanks for sharing.
    3058 days ago
  • X5X52000
    Can't stand it!!! Don't want facebook people knowing about my weight issues!!!
    3058 days ago
  • THETURTLEBEAR
    agree!
    3058 days ago
  • VETTRANGER
    I've never even been on Facebook and don't plan to be. What gets me are so many web sites that tie their participation to Facebook. If you don't choose to join Facebook you can't participate on those sites either. Hopefully SP won't continue down this raod until it gets to that point!
    3058 days ago
  • SONYALATRECE
    Same info spread on the Teachers Learning to Lose team.
    I just changed my page, too.
    Will have to post in our sorority teams.


    BTW....Happy Founders Day!!!

    Pinkies up!!!!
    3058 days ago
  • HEALTHYBARB1
    Thanks for passing this on to more sparkers!!! I posted it in my blog too! Barb
    3058 days ago
  • PEPPERCHILD
    Yep - just unchecked the share box and left a post on the SP page
    3058 days ago
  • GLORYANDME
    I'm so glad several people have blogged about this because I was unaware. First thing I did was turn off that application. My weight loss journey is both private and personal to me and I am the one who gets to choose who I share it with! "SP" should know better.
    3058 days ago
  • KKFRENCHY
    Hey, thanks for this. I agree with not wanting my facebook world in on all my weight issues.
    3059 days ago
  • CHANGING-TURTLE
    I had my spark people page linked to facebook and a person who hates me started sending me and my spark friends hate mail. Need i say I unlinked facebook
    3059 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2012 2:17:32 AM
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