Facebook can get knotted
"The pressure on Facebook to show a return on the hundreds of millions of dollars invested in its storage and bandwidth is growing."
They're fucked then aren't they? How is this ever going to generate money? No-one clicks on the links, that's not what they're visiting Facebook for.
I never allow applications to access my data but I am well aware that lots of them already try to pull much more than they actually need. If Facebook allow companies to harvest our data then I for one will click the box that says "No, I don't want to be able to xxxx, leave my data alone".
If companies do start making applications that harvest user data, the majority of people probably wouldn't even notice...