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Thinking Complexity

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Draw a reinforcing feedback loop

This exercise will help you practice drawing a reinforcing feedback loop.
Facebook is developing a camera app to encourage its users to share more original photos and videos. The growth in the number of active Facebook users is driven by a reinforcing loop. Can you draw it?
gizmodo.com/a-new-facebook-camera-app-wont-win-anyone-back-1772970328

Hint: You only need two variables two draw a reinforcing loop - the performance variable and the growing action. Start by identifying these two and then you can add extra intermediary variables to improve the clarity of your systemic story. You can refer to the short text entitled "
Seeing and drawing reinforcing feedback" in the Unit 2 additional materials for extra help.

A suggested worked solution is provided in the references section.

A reinforcing feedback loop

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