API Governance: The Case of Facebook’s Evolution

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are not merely technical objects for data access but have evolved into complex governance arrangements. We examine the relationship between the ‘technicity’ of platform governance—governance of and by APIs—and the material conditions of a platform’s power. A new open access article by Fernando van der Vlist, Anne Helmond, Marcus Burkhardt, and… Read more API Governance: The Case of Facebook’s Evolution

Mapping business and data partnerships in the social media ecosystem

Research article by Fernando van der Vlist and Anne Helmond – An empirical study about the significance of partnerships and how partners mediate and shape platform power published in the open access journal Big Data & Society. Social media platforms are among the world’s most profitable businesses whose business models rely on digital advertising revenues.… Read more Mapping business and data partnerships in the social media ecosystem