Forbes Magazine | January 5, 2016
"Negative stories get clicks, but they tend not to get shares," says Spartz, by way of explaining the feel-good stories dominating your Facebook feed as opposed to the doom and gloom of mainstream news. Spartz should know.
Shortly after he started homeschooling at age 12, he launched MuggleNet, which grew into one of the most popular Harry Potter fan sites (favorite book: Goblet of Fire; favorite character: Luna Lovegood).
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 2009, Spartz and his now wife, Gaby, launched Gives Me Hope (GMH), a Chicken Soup for the Soul riff for Millennials where users share inspiring, true stories online that answer the question "What gives you hope?"