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Facebook Terms of Use: Take them seriously!

SeriousKara Swisher over at All Things Digital has some exclusive insights into the Ping / Facebook controversy. For those of you who don’t know, Apple recently announced Ping, a service that it’s positioning as a social network for music lovers (like what we need is ANOTHER social network).

Now social networks are pretty worthless until lots of people are members, so it’s imperitive to make it as simple as possible for new members to recruit their friends and make them members too. Historically, this has been done by importing email address books, but now there’s a new way to find people’s friends: Facebook. Facebook even gives developers an API so that applications can programmatically get your list of friends – perfect for a service like Ping to ramp up its member numbers.

And alas, that’s what Mr. Jobs et. al. tried to do. This was quickly countered by Facebook playing their Terms of Use trump card to cut off API access to Ping and Apple. They rightfully claimed that a service like Ping would cause a huge load on their server infrastructure, and without a special agreement (as the TOU dictates) they had the right to cut Apple off.

So if you’ve been unsure as to whether Facebook really enforces their rules, the answer is yes they do, and they will act quickly. If your application puts undue strain on the Facebook servers you DO need to work with them to ensure that everyone remains happy. If you’re not sure about how much server interaction your application has with Facebook, you can test your Facebook application with a tool like FriendRunner.

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FriendRunner announces customer success

FriendRunnerFriendRunner, the cloud-based tool for load-testing Facebook applications recently announced a customer success story from Hobsons, a leading provider of educational products and services. Hobsons used FriendRunner before deploying its mySchools by Hobsons Facebook application.

To learn more about their experience with Friendrunner, the only tool available to properly load test Facebook applications, click here.

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