Tech Leader Pro podcast 2023 week 35, gaming group dynamics
Friday 1st September 2023
This week I wrote a blog on why we should all be weary of group dynamics:
https://techleader.pro/a/607-Beware-of-group-dynamics In this podcast, I want to expand on that and look specifically at techniques that can be used to exploit groups.
Groups are exploitable, and moving a group as a unit is easier than moving individuals one-by-one.
Strong group cohesion makes it easier to manipulate.
Turning from the inside versus turning from the outside:
Inside: other insiders are more likely to listen, their guards are down.
Outside: criticize the group to put it into a defensive mode, provoke reactions to the desired topics.
Turning the head versus turning the feet:
Head: identify and influence leaders.
Feet: decouple them from group direction, if enough follow so will the leaders.
Chaos monkey mode.
This is social engineering.
Groups are weaker than we think.
What I am working on this week:
Making Apache Nutch run as a service on Linux.
Nutch woes in general: performance is poor, distributing processing via Hadoop is complicated, and that is not even documented in Nutch 2.x.
Media I am enjoying this week:
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Title music is "Come 2gether" by Ooyy, licensed via
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