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Users will also be adding applications to their site, where others
can click and add it to their own profile. The apps will essentially
look like any other Facebook application.
The payoff is two way. Not only do developers get deep access to
Facebook’s twenty million users, Facebook also becomes a rich platform
for third party applications.
Facebook’s strategy is almost the polar opposite from MySpace. While
MySpace frets over third party widgets, alternatively shutting them
down or acquiring them, Facebook is now opening up its core functions
to all outside developers.