Social Network - personalized data structures¶
Each user can define a fully personalized perspective on the content space.
ploneintranet.network provides a social network graph of users
following/unfollowing or liking/unliking or tagging/untagging
other users, content objects, status updates, tags.
The backend API is generalized and supports multiple use cases in a consistent way:
- users can follow other users
- users can follow content or even tags
- users can like content and microblog statusupdates
- users can tag other users (endorsements)
- users can tag content
The difference between this approach and ‘normal’ Plone can best be explained by the tagging functionality. In stock Plone, any content object has one set of tags: the Subject field. These tags are set by the content object editor. The result is a single global information space with one perspective.
ploneintranet.network enables each user to define their
own set of tags on any content object, and even on other users.
This results in a personal information space with a unique perspective
for every different user.
The backend is fully realized and under test.
The frontend is realized for ‘like’, ‘follow user’ and ‘follow tag’ functionality. Not yet implemented: ‘follow workspace’, ‘follow document’, and ‘endorsements’ (endorsements are tags placed on users by other users).
The backend lives in
ploneintranet.network.graph and is fully
documented with docstrings.
You may want to look at the test suites for example code exercising the backend.