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Ki Mae Heussner, “Digital Confessionals: Tweeting Away Your Vices”

This article explores the use of social media as a way to motivate/shame yourself into meeting a goal, like losing weight, monitoring your spending, or quitting smoking. The author looks at one man who lost weight by tweeting his caloric intake, … 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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Indhu Rajagopal, “Does the Internet shape a disciplinary society? The information-knowledge paradox”

Rajagopal’s essay considers the relationship between information and knowledge through a Foucauldian framework. This was a complex, dry argument, so I’m going to try to communicate what I understood, and what I might continue to think about. In the knowledge/power … Continue reading

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Three Voices: Taking a Bit from Jukuri’s Chapter in Stories from the Center

Special Interest Group discussion in another class, Critical Issues in the Teaching of Writing: Histories, Theories and Practices of Writing Centers and One-to-One Teaching, brought me Stephen Davenport Jukuri’s chapter in Stories from the Center, “Negotiating the ‘Subject’ of Composition: Writing Centers … Continue reading

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Tom Brignall III, “The New Panopticon – The Internet Viewed as a Structure of Social Control”

I would have never guessed that this article was post-9/11, but according to this vaguely-identified HTML version of it, it was published in 2002. I don’t know why no one has considered the panopticon and the internet more recently, but … Continue reading

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Review of Dave Eggers’ The Circle

Just finished. I’m still reflecting, and I don’t often write reviews of books right after I finish them–gotta let it marinate. This one is certainly still marinating. But, if I don’t force myself to write it now, I don’t know … Continue reading

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