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Music Scrobbling as a Panopticism of Taste
13 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM
Among social networking sites, it's only Last.fm, only scrobbling -- which, once activated, operates entirely on its own, as an unconscious background function -- that channels the essence of Foucault's social panopticism.
Discipline and Punish: The Official Functions
6 Feb 2008 // 3:00 PM
Like characters in some morality play, referees are greeted with boos, taunts, profanity, and, on occasion, worse.