The Facebook 10 Commandments: Break These Rules And End Up In Social Media Purgatory

RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DAY OF IPO - FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, a graphic display of a Facebook network is sh
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT DAY OF IPO - FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2012 file photo, a graphic display of a Facebook network is shown at a Facebook event for marketing professionals in New York, where the social networking giant demonstrated new advertising opportunities as a prelude to its initial public offering of stock. Insiders and early Facebook investors are taking advantage of increasing investor demand and selling more of their stock in the company’s IPO, which is set for Friday, May 18, 2012. But plans for the IPO were unfolding amid a debate over the effectiveness of Facebook advertising. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

The Facebook gods have spoken:

"If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of Facebook to you."

Ever glanced over Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities? We doubt you've given it much thought. Let's face it: No one wants to browse a legal document when they log onto a social media site. But this relatively dense terms of service statement contains some important information about what "governs" Facebook's relationship with the user, aka you.

Listed as the second most popular site on the internet by web data company Alexa, Facebook is currently nearing 1 billion monthly active users. Policing the site takes a lot of work, and the company has demonstrated that it's not afraid to suspend or terminate accounts that have broken the social network's holy rules.

Below, we present you with the "10 Commandments of Facebook." This slideshow highlights a few basic but important points from Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Follow these guidelines, lest ye anger the almighty Zuck. (You can also visit Facebook's legal site to view the complete list of rules and regulations.)

Do any of these commandments surprise you? Do you obey them all? Sound off in the comments section! Then check out our gallery of 9 ways to get kicked off Facebook, and take note of these 5 people you shouldn't friend online.

10 Commandments Of Facebook