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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Facebook, 3E by Mikal E. Belicove, Joe Kraynak

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Grasping the Basics of Facebook Applications

Facebook apps can help you do all sorts of things—from playing games to tracking birthdays and anniversaries to movie reviews with friends. Facebook gives you access to thousands of apps, some of its own creations but mostly those created by third-party developers. Later in this chapter we’ll show you how to search for specific apps and browse through Facebook’s ever-growing collection of apps by category.

Fortunately, you have complete control over which apps you use or see. You can approve an app, block an app, or even bookmark apps as favorites for easy access. If a friend invites you to use an app, you’re entirely free to accept or reject the invitation.

In the following sections, we introduce ...

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