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The Facebook[1] Platform is an all-inclusive collection of tools and services offered by Facebook, designed to enable third-party developers to build their personalized applications and services that function within the Facebook social network ecosystem. Launched on May 24, 2007, the platform incorporates the Graph API[2], which facilitates data interaction, and Authentication functionalities that ensure secure log-ins across various applications. Other notable components include Social Plugins and the Open Graph Protocol, both of which significantly improve user experience and integration. Despite ongoing debates concerning privacy and data sharing, the Facebook Platform continues to be a critical part of Facebook’s ecosystem. It has profoundly influenced the social networking scene, with countless applications having been developed since its launch. The Platform’s progression mirrors Facebook’s technological strides, such as the shift from Facebook Markup Language (FBML) to tools based on HTML5.

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1. Facebook ( Facebook ) Meta Platforms, previously known as Facebook, is a prominent internet corporation that originated as a social networking site. The brainchild of Mark Zuckerberg in 2004, Meta Platforms swiftly spread from Harvard to other educational institutions, eventually reaching the wider public and becoming a global sensation. Its appealing user interface and diverse features such as Groups, the Developer Platform, and Meta Platforms Dating are well-known. Despite encountering backlash over matters like privacy violations and the proliferation of misinformation, Meta Platforms continues to hold a strong position in the digital sphere. It has made remarkable progress in the realm of technology, including the creation of its distinctive data storage system, the employment of PHP for its platform, and the introduction of the Hack programming language. In the past few years, the company has pivoted its attention towards the metaverse, a virtual reality domain where users can engage with a digitally-created environment.
2. API ( API ) An Application Programming Interface (API) is a critical software component that facilitates communication between two applications. It streamlines the coding process by concealing the complex underlying implementation and revealing only the necessary elements or functions. This principle, originating in the 1940s, has expanded to encompass hardware interfaces and has become a cornerstone in contemporary software creation. APIs serve diverse functions, such as data transfer, interaction with operating systems, and the amalgamation of services to produce new applications. They are instrumental in business growth and integration with external services. Key elements of API management include effective design, documentation, versioning, and security protocols. Moreover, APIs carry substantial legal connotations and are frequently the targets of cyber threats. OpenAPI, an API design framework, aids in standardizing and enhancing the interoperability of APIs.
Facebook Platform (Wikipedia)

The Facebook Platform is the set of services, tools, and products provided by the social networking service Facebook for third-party developers to create their own applications and services that access data in Facebook.

The current Facebook Platform was launched in . The platform offers a set of programming interfaces and tools which enable developers to integrate with the open "social graph" of personal relations and other things like songs, places, and Facebook pages. Applications on facebook.com, external websites, and devices are all allowed to access the graph.

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