Facebook App Permissions Request – What Does This Mean?

I rarely link social apps to other social apps, but sometimes I click through on the first through stages of the linking process to see what happens. Here’s an example I just tried using Klout, which wants me to link in to my account on Facebook. The screenshot is taken from Facebook… but what does it mean?

So what does this mean...?

Does that horizontal arrow aligned with the first element mean permission is only being requested for my personal information? Or is that thin vertical line an “AND” that says persmission is being requested to access my personal information AND post to my wall AND etc etc…

I have no idea….?

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

2 thoughts on “Facebook App Permissions Request – What Does This Mean?”

  1. Sadly, it means ‘and’. Klout would need to get this scary looking permissions if they need to get bits of information.

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