In George Orwell's 1984 the citizens of Oceana were constantly under the watch of the government, Big Brother, via telescreens. Orwell created in us a paranoia about the government constantly peering over our shoulders.
And in reality? It's a fellow traveler who captures a woman doing what many of us have wanted to do when told that we'd missed a flight connection.
Or a fellow partier who captures a picture of an athlete taking a hit on a bong at a private party.
Big Brother? Bah! It's Little Brother or Little Sister with a camera phone who we really need to worry about capturing us in embarrasing situations.
Or Big Mother-In-Law.
My son-in-law; Rapper Notorious B.E.N.