Articles tagged j-zone, twitter, facebook, social media

Music Scrobbling as a Panopticism of Taste

Among social networking sites, it's only, only scrobbling -- which, once activated, operates entirely on its own, as an unconscious background function -- that channels the essence of Foucault's social panopticism.

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26 Aug 2009 // 6:05 AM

MINNEAPOLIS — Perhaps there should be a Miranda warning for social network users just as there is for suspected criminals. “Any thing you say, tweet, blog

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24 Jul 2009 // 9:40 AM

It’s foolish to say this without data to back it up, but it feels as though the Facebook fad is losing steam. Critiques of

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23 Jul 2009 // 5:32 AM

The publication of internal documents about Twitter that were filched by a hacker caused fans to express their outrage — before they hunkered down to read

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What has 140 characters or less and no Letterman? Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey talked up Twitter during a witty exchange Tuesday night on “The Late Show

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‘Lifecasters’ part of a growing group of social-networking junkies

FORT WORTH, Texas — It’s just before noon, and Jeni Searcy is sitting in her room, talking to a friend about driving to the Apple

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CHICAGO — You’ve created an account and started following some users. You may have even sent a few tweets out into the world, expressing how

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17 Jun 2009 // 7:00 AM

(Cliff Owen/MCT) WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles Grassley was darned annoyed when he saw that President Barack Obama was having a good time in Paris. So

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CHICAGO — Threadless—the Chicago-based company that supplies ironic T-shirts for the hipster crowd — has launched a new line called “Twitter Tees.” Each shirt, on sale

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1 Jun 2009 // 2:57 AM

Who are the top Tweeters? UCF grads created tracking site

ORLANDO, Fla. — When actor Ashton Kutcher and CNN were racing last month to see who could amass 1 million followers first on Twitter, many people tracked

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28 May 2009 // 12:40 PM

Twitter gives rise to a network of amateur comedians

CHICAGO — For about 20 years, Joe Schmitt kept his wit and off-kilter observations largely to himself, occasionally cracking up his wife and friends, but sharing little

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27 May 2009 // 9:59 AM

CHICAGO — The turning point came around November for Jessi Odenbach. “I noticed I was online more and more often,” said the 26-year-old Chicagoan. “I’d

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20 May 2009 // 6:44 AM

HACKENSACK, N.J. — The 150-year-old coffee brand has tapped into new technology to market itself. It may seem like Big Brother is following you, but

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17 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

Whither MySpace?

Like good nightclub promoters, MySpace sought out the ladies, then created an experience that everyone enjoyed. But is the party coming to an end?

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8 May 2009 // 5:12 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As the media appearances of Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams have multiplied, so have rumors that the company is for

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3 May 2009 // 10:00 PM

Mr. Lif: I Heard It Today

This political emcee's latest is his most focused work yet, even without a prominent single or emotional drive.

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Eating it up: Insatiable fans feast on celebrities’ tweets via Twitter

On April 15, Britney Spears used a break in her arduous concert tour to play “Slip ‘N Slide” with her sons. A couple of days earlier,

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20 Apr 2009 // 4:36 AM

Maybe you know about Ashton Kutcher’s obsession with Twitter. Last week the actor became the first tweeter to reach 1 million followers, and on Friday

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13 Apr 2009 // 12:00 PM

Congress joins Twitter craze

WASHINGTON - This is what you get when politicians keep their comments to 140 characters or less: “We need to cut spending! Holy Cow! A novel

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10 Apr 2009 // 6:37 AM

Pop 20: The future of Facebook

Facebook is dead! Long live Facebook? Depending on your point of view, the social networking site is either experiencing growing pains or is ready for

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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