Citation link: http://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/9951
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crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-1401-0325-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-4327-4012-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-0382-3128-
dc.contributor.authorvan der Vlist, Fernando-
dc.contributor.authorHelmond, Anne-
dc.contributor.authorBurkhardt, Marcus-
dc.contributor.authorSeitz, Tatjana-
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-21T12:14:57Z-
dc.date.available2021-07-21T12:14:57Z-
dc.date.issued2021de
dc.description.abstractResearchers, policymakers, and competition and regulation authorities worldwide recognise application pro- gramming interfaces (APIs) for powering the digital economy and driving processes of datafication and platformisation. However, it is unclear how APIs tie into the power of, and gov- ernance by, large digital platforms. This article traces the rela- tionality between Facebook’s APIs, platform governance, and data strategy based on an empirical and evolutionary analy- sis. It examines a large corpus of (archived) developer pages and API reference documentation to determine the technicity of platform governance – the technical dimension and dynam- ics of how and what platforms like Facebook seek to govern. It traces how Facebook Platform evolved into a complex layered and interconnected governance arrangement, wherein techni- cal API specifications serve to enforce (changes to) platform policy and (data) strategy. Finally, the article discusses the significance of this technicity in specifying the material condi- tions for app and business development ‘on top of’ platforms and for maintaining infrastructural and evolutive power over their ecosystems.en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.25819/ubsi/9951-
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.ub.uni-siegen.de/handle/ubsi/1938-
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:hbz:467-19380-
dc.language.isoende
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series / SFB 1187 Medien der Kooperationde
dc.subject.ddc302.23 Medien (Kommunikationsmittel), Medienwissenschaftde
dc.subject.otherAPIsen
dc.subject.otherplatform governanceen
dc.subject.otherplatform evolutionen
dc.subject.otherplatform poweren
dc.subject.otherdata strategyen
dc.subject.otherFacebookde
dc.subject.swbAPIde
dc.subject.swbFacebookde
dc.subject.swbDigitale Datende
dc.subject.swbTechnologieunternehmende
dc.titleThe technicity of platform governance: structure and evolution of Facebook’s APIsen
dc.typeBookde
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item.seriesid37-
ubsi.origin.dspace51-
ubsi.publication.affiliationDFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 1187 "Medien der Kooperation"de
ubsi.relation.eissn2567–2517-
ubsi.relation.issuenumber20de
ubsi.subject.ghbsKNZTde
ubsi.subject.ghbsKNZOde
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