Using APIs for Data Collection on Social Media

  title={Using APIs for Data Collection on Social Media},
  author={Stine Lomborg and Anja Bechmann},
  journal={The Information Society},
  pages={256 - 265}
This article discusses how social media research may benefit from social media companies making data available to researchers through their application programming interfaces (APIs). An API is a back-end interface through which third-party developers may connect new add-ons to an existing service. The API is also an interface for researchers to collect data off a given social media service for empirical analysis. Presenting a critical methodological discussion of the opportunities and… 
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