How has the surveillance culture changed today?
It is clear that social media has transformed the surveillance culture in today’s society as well as adding extra layers to the way surveillance culture would have been previously described. After discussing the impact that social media has had on surveillance culture by looking at the three main components that make up the culture of surveillance, it is clear that the impact it has had on all of these three areas has been great. The idea of interpersonal surveillance barley existed before social media, and it has now become something that a great amount of people partakes in every day. It has even become clear that social media has changed the way in which we interact with each other, how the state interacts with us and how corporations interact with us as consumers. It has added a dimension in which the state can watch over us on a platform where we freely share personal information about ourselves into the public domain. We allow ourselves to become targets for these corporations through the way we engage on social media also. The work of Foucault also provides a strong analysis of surveillance culture even in the days of social media.