Andrew McKinney is a PhD candidate in Sociology and a Digital Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Community Facilitator for OpenLab at the New York City College of Technology. His dissertation is an examination of the role that sport fans have in the political economy of the Internet. His research interests include Silicon Valley and start-up culture, methods of creating and measuring value on the Internet, the effect on the Internet on publishing and writing, and the ever shifting understanding of what is and what is not “labor” in contemporary capitalism. He is a member of the CUNY Digital Labor Working Group and blogs from time to time at it’s website. You can follow him on Twitter @andrewgmckinney.