Slashdot: Building Success From Personal Preferences and Community Conscience

“Rob Malda, aka ‘CmdrTaco,’ founded Slashdot 10 years ago as a
way to share online stories with a small group of close friends.
This month, as Slashdot celebrates its 10-year anniversary,
CmdrTaco is doing the exact same thing, except that now his group
of friends has swelled to 250,000 readers each day and millions of
page views (and 5.5 million visitors per month)

“Rob has become a bit of a kingmaker, though this has never been
his intention. Slashdot can give a company a massive launch to a
new project or can dig it a public relations hole from which it is
hard to extricate oneself…”