The United States Air Force is watching you blog as they blog.  If you blink, they’ll read it.  If you sigh, they’ll note it. If you disagree with them, they have a plan of attack:

The Air Force states their public internet mission via Blogger:

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You can follow the Air Force on Twitter and the Air Force might just follow you on Twitter.

Do you like the idea of an active, blogging and Twittering military presence in the Panopticonic sphere of your online life?

Or do you prefer the more quiet, passive, military surveillance of years gone by?

Are you aware of any other branches of the military provoking this same sort of awkward eye upon us?

Where does this post fit on the Panopticonic Air Force flowchart?


  1. Seems not too much different from any other organization which looks for negative blogs about them – only this is related to the government so it may be just a little more sinister.
    I believe this blog post would be considered balanced and not merit a response. 🙂

  2. It’s pretty aggressive, Gordon. I’m surprised by the bluntness of their plan of attack. If lines are crossed, government coercion becomes a problem.
    I appreciate your public analysis of the article’s intention! SMILE!

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