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Essential Facebook by Cappy Popp, John Maver

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5. Facebook Terms of Service and Application Programs

Facebook has to be careful with what it allows users and developers to do to make the service usable and enjoyable by all. It also wants applications to be as well developed and beneficial as possible. To meet these goals, Facebook created a number of documents that describe the rules and three programs that help encourage better applications.

Facebook Terms of Service

Every website has rules for what it deems acceptable behavior. On Facebook, these rules are detailed in a set of documents that each user and developer must agree to interact with the website and the Platform. Over time, as users and developers have tested these limits, the rules have changed and expanded. For developers, ...

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