I’m a little late here, but this talk by Michael Wesch provides some really nice background on his work. He’s great at taking the hugely complicated topic of social media and presenting succinct and straight forward explanations about the way that the web is restructuring human relationships. For those of you not familiar with his research, you’ve probably seen this video from back in 2007. He’s been on my radar ever since I got to see him speak at the AAA back in 2006. Since then he’s become somewhat of an academic rock star in the field of web 2.0 ethnography. If you’re interested, here are more videos via the AAA blog (which is doing a series on Wesch this month).