Complexity is not just a matter of words per page. It’s a matter of time to comprehension. And unfortunately, Facebook’s “Data Use Policy” remains irreducibly complex because Facebook and its platform developers employ user data in many different ways. The company admits that is has “tried not to change the substance of the policy…”
The problem isn’t in the complexity of the policy as much as it’s in the variable and unpredicted uses that Facebook has over a user’s data. Claburn describes the tensions between using the site and applications found there, and personal information disclosure that’s required by Facebook. Since you are required to give accurate data about yourself, and your interactions on their site may paint new and interesting patterns about you, Facebook may think of new uses for your data. The bottom line, however: it’s still lipstick on a pig.