Panopticon

“He who is subjected to a field of visibility, and who knows it, assumes responsibility for the constraints of power; he makes them play spontaneously upon himself; he inscribes in himself the power relation in which he simultaneously plays both roles; he becomes the principle of his own subjection” (Michael Foucault, Discipline & Punish, 202). 

Don’t status reports in instant communicators and Twitter work precisely like that?

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