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The Developer’s Guide to Social Programming: Building Social Context Using Facebook, Google Friend Connect, and the Twitter API by Mark D. Hawker

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8 Application Discovery, Tabbed Navigation, and the Facebook JavaScript Library

Facebook can be used as a mechanism for sharing content, commenting, and stream publishing, as you learned in Chapter 7, “Using Facebook Connect for Sharing, Commenting, and Stream Publishing.” However, the Facebook environment contains three other ways in which users and their friends can interact: application dashboards, which focus on the discovery and reengagement of games and applications; counters, for alerting users that they need to take action on an application or game (perhaps taking their next turn) or that a report is ready for them to view; and application tabs, which can be shown on a user’s profile alongside other profile information. These three channels ...

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