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Social Media & The Digital Confessional: Outlining a long post

Tentative Thesis: The internet, especially social media, can be read as Foucault’s confessional-turned-panopticon, in which people expose and put into language (text, pictures, videos, music) their experiences and stories, the process of which makes them subject those experiences to social discourse, … Continue reading

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Jenny Hollander, “YouTube Video of Matthew Cordle Latest to Post Murder ‘Confession’ on Internet”

Last year, Because I said I would, a website that helps people post a commitment they are making, posted the above video on YouTube, featuring Matthew Cordle confessing to drunk driving the wrong way on a highway and killing a … Continue reading

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Mitchell McInnis, “Conversation with a Dead Man: Foucault on Facebook and Confession”

Turning from panopticism (which I’m still unsure is a word) toward Foucault’s confessional, I look at Mitchell McInnis’ blog post from Hoboeye.com, which seems to be a possibly-temporarily-defunct online publication about wandering. I annotate this because the beginning raises an interesting … Continue reading

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Buzzfeed: “I Killed A Man”: What Happens When A Homicide Confession Goes Viral While I don’t have time to read this now, I’m putting it here for future reference. I think it may resonate interestingly with Foucault’s ideas about confession, discourse, … Continue reading

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