In recent years, the social media industry and the improvement of the policy environment have attracted the attention of researchers and policymakers. The neglect of the open data policy paradigm in the social media industry is one of the major challenges that have posed challenges to policy making in this industry in Iran. Therefore, in the study, we investigate to extract the views of policy makers on the potential adoption of Open data paradigm in the Iranian social media industry. Using Q methodology, four subjective viewpoints from the opinions of policymakers in this industry is identified and according to the ranking Q cards were sorted, and they were interpreted and analyzed as influential and dominant factors in open data policies in the social media industry.
Labafi, Somaye, and Idongesit Williams. 2019. Open data policy in social media industry, subjective viewpoints of policy maker. Paper Presented in European media management association (EMMA), Cyprus.