Goal

After reading this article you'll:

  • understand what the Social Graph feature  is
  • be able to add friends and followers to personas
  • be able to set the default following for players 

Summary

Social Graph is the term used to describe someone's network of friends and followers. With this Conducttr feature you can create these networks and allow then to grow during an exercise as players decide to follow and unfollow different personas and players.

Note: As in real life, the personas followed on social media determines what you see in that social media feed. If you're following nobody, you'll not see any published content.


 Name
Social Graph
 Benefit
Model real-life social networks so that players can investigate a persona or player's influence, influences and associates.
 Features
  • Turn social graph off for exercises where it's not needed
  • Create followers on a per-channel basis. For example, connections on Twitter can be different to connections on Facebook
  • Players can unfollow and follow during an exercise


Social Graph configuration - general setting


Note: you can't change the general social graph setting by only uploading the Style - you must upload the scenario to change the social graph.

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Ensure Style allows it

Navigate to Style and check the channel config for each social media channel.

The default setting is for all players to follow everyone.

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Set initial following

If you decide that players shouldn't follow everyone, you might want to have them follow a default set of personas so that their feed isn't completely empty before they decide themselves which personas to follow.

Note: players can find personas to follow by searching the social media channel.
 

 
 



Social Graph configuration - personas





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Navigate to Personas

Navigate to Design>Personas and open the persona you wish to edit.

Click the social graph icon as shown (1)

 
Adding the social graph

Click to add a panel and select which channel to use. Also select if you're adding followers or following.

Click the pencil icon to edit

You can use search and grouping to find the personas you want to follow or who are following this persona.
 


 
 
How it looks for players

After uploading the social graph, when players investigate a persona's account they'll see the followers and following you created.


Social Graph considerations

Role-players are players that inhabit personas. As such their social graph adopts the persona's network.