Pieces like this one, "Understanding Socio-Technical Phenomena in a Web2.0 Era", are good to see out there. We need people out there investigating and analyzing the societal and cultural aspects of how all these communication tools and media are changing the conventions by which we all communicate. So it's great to have someone like danah boyd employed in a capacity to further her research.
Congrats to danah and Microsoft Research! (And welcome back to the Northeast US!)