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Social media giveth, social media taketh away: Facebook, friendships, and APIs

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The early aughts saw an explosion of interest in social network sites. Many such sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter expanded to become “platforms,” meaning they are both websites and distributors of data. These data would typically be distributed to third parties in privacy-sensitive ways and regulated by the platform. Such access is based on balancing three issues: user privacy, generativity (i.e., capacity for novelty) for third parties, and control for platforms. Platforms ap...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Internet Institute
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Communication Journal website
Volume:
12
Pages:
592-611
Publication date:
2018-01-05
Acceptance date:
2017-08-16
EISSN:
1932-8036
Pubs id:
pubs:822960
URN:
uri:4dcf8074-cec4-4cbf-b996-0adf307815d0
UUID:
uuid:4dcf8074-cec4-4cbf-b996-0adf307815d0
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pubs:822960

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