I've begun listening to To the Best of Our Knowledge, a podcast from Public Radio International. The first episode I listened to was called The We Generation and featured Clay Shirky from NYU.
From his bio: "In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Shirky is an adjunct professor in NYU's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology -- how our networks shape culture and vice-versa. His current course, Social Weather, examines the cues we use to understand group dynamics in online spaces and the possible ways of improving user interaction by redesigning our social software to better reflect the emergent properties of groups."
Wow. Could you get more interesting?