I was not aware of this buzzword: nethnography (which I found in this article: The Field Behind the Screen: Using Netnography for Marketing Research in Online Communities by Robert V. Kozinets):

Netnography is ethnography adapted to the study of online communities. As a method, netnography is faster, simpler, and less expensive than traditional ethnography and more naturalistic and unobtrusive than focus groups or interviews. It provides information on the symbolism, meanings, and consumption patterns of online consumer groups. The author provides guidelines that acknowledge the online environment, respect the inherent flexibility and openness of ethnography, and provide rigor and ethics in the conduct of marketing research. As an illustrative example, the author provides a netnography of an online coffee newsgroup and discusses its marketing implications

Why do I blog this? mmh why using this new buzzword?