The Web Economy/16

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Social Engineering[edit | edit source]

This is a lesson part of the module The Web Economy out of the Open Source ERP/Executive Diploma course conducted by a private university.

Topics[edit | edit source]

  • Social engineering is the art of getting information in a sociably likable manner. Famous hackers[1] have used it for bad reasons. But we need it for good ones.
  • It requires basic netiquette in asking questions[2] and some time invested in socialising around, helping in small ways until others acknowledge you.
  • You can show a strong but natural identity that spurs others interests such as about your country and values that are welcoming to other cultures.
  • One secret is to be yourself and not be too shy in making friends.
  • You can use common phrases such as "Hello, I am from ..." and "IMHO - in my humble opinion" or "This are my 2 cents" when commenting on a topic.
  • Humility and friendliness and willingness to help can make you popular and draw people to help you back.

Assignment Tasks[edit | edit source]

  • Here is a case reference of how some conversation can catch flames[3][4][5]. Study it and discuss your thoughts and conclusions.
  • Try to socialise through the IRC chatroom, others blogs of the same site you suscribed to, and forums.
  • Post something authentic and nice in other talk pages.
  • Get friends to commend you back in your talk pages.
  • What is the international language used in the Internet? What has the trend been and will be[6]?

Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Publish your works in an attractive manner in your user page, stating your own views and findings providing links to your sources. Use the talk page here to score marks.
  • Create or edit sub-pages of course materials within wikiversity.
  • Discuss in the forum (link shall be provided) by offering your ideas and answering or comment on others' postings.

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