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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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Social Media & The Digital Confessional: Full Outline

Watching Each Other: Foucault’s Panopticon and Confessional in Online Sharing I. Intro a. 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 … Continue reading

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Groupthink Moral Absolutism

‘Okay, with that kind of thing, one of two things will eventually happen. First, we’ll realize that whatever behavior we’re talking about is so widespread and harmless that it needn’t be secret. If we demystify it, if we admit that … Continue reading

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