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Watching Each Other: Foucault’s Panopticon and Confessional in Social Media

Everyone knows when we post online, we’re being watched. The NSA, the FBI, Google, Facebook, Apple, Visa, ModCloth–they monitor our online activities for patterns that indicate danger or that can teach them to market directly to us; they monitor for … Continue reading

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Big Brother: 9 Ways You’re Being Watched We’re pretty much already transparent in so many ways. But, is it really a bad thing?

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Simon Copland, “The Culture of Confession”

This short blog post on the Moonbat (Big ideas, big politics.) makes the same, limited move that much of what I’ve read before does: Copland begins with a nice little summary of Foucault’s confessional, and then turns to apply it … Continue reading

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