Historical Facebook Platform ‘boundary resources’, 2006–2018
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Description: This dataset provides historical information about the ‘boundary resources’ provided to app developers and businesses as part of Facebook Platform (e.g. developers.facebook.com), derived from archived web sources available in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (archive.org/web/) until November 2018. This information includes: (a) details about each of Facebook’s core API components; (b) details about each of Facebook’s official partner programmes and directories since 2007; (c) details about all of Facebook’s marketing partnership relations since 2009; and (d) (high-resolution) information graphics created from these sources. The dataset is deposited for the (open access) journal article: A. Helmond, D. B. Nieborg, & F. N. van der Vlist. (2019). Facebook’s evolution: Development of a platform-as-infrastructure. Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society, 3(1), 123–146. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2019.1593667.; and for the working paper: A. Helmond, D. B. Nieborg, & F. N. (2017). The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships. In #SMSociety ’17 Proceedings of the 8th 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society, New York, NY: ACM Publications. https://doi.org/10.1145/3097286.3097324.
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