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Congratulations! You're now among the newest members of Facebook. The
very first thing you should do with your new account is edit your privacy set-
tings. Click the Account button in the upper-right hand corner of the page;
then click Privacy settings. From this page, you can control which of your
personal details will be viewable by friends, friends of friends, or people on
the Internet at large.
For more on protecting your Facebook privacy and getting the most from
your new account, we recommend Facebook For Dummies by Carolyn Abram
and Leah Pearlman (Wiley). For the rest of you, let's get farming!
Installing the FarmVille App
If you've set up your Facebook account (see the preceding section for how
to do that), you're almost ready to start enjoying life on your virtual farm!
Installing the FarmVille app to your account is the only piece of business left
to take care of before you can start the game, and it's an easy one.
Although you can also access the FarmVille app through a Facebook search,
an invitation from a Facebook friend, or the game's public-facing Facebook
page, here's the most direct way to get the app installed to your Facebook
1. Go to http://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm .
2. Log in to your Facebook account and enter the e-mail address and pass-
word you used when signing up for your account; then click Login.
If you're already logged in to Facebook, you can skip this step. See the
“Creating a Facebook Account So That You Can Play the Game,” section,
earlier in this chapter, if you haven't yet obtained a Facebook account.
The Request for Permission page appears, as shown in Figure 2-2.
3. Click the blue Allow button to give FarmVille access to the basic pro-
file information on your Facebook account.
This information includes your name, profile picture, gender, networks,
user ID, list of friends, and any other information you've shared with
everyone via Facebook. FarmVille uses this information primarily to
display your name and profile picture to your FarmVille friends, and to
tailor advertising opportunities to your expected interests.
After you click Allow, another Request for Permission page appears,
asking for permission to send you e-mail.