Rob Malda

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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda is the creator of the once-popular "News For Nerds" platform and its user #1 from its founding in 1997 until 2012. During that time he experimented heavily with many now-commonplace ideas like "blogging," "social media," "content aggregation," and of course crowdsourcing comment moderation. He made a comical number of mistakes, but he also got a lot of stuff right years before any platforms you have heard of even registered their domain names. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his family of humans and cats, and occasionally podcasts "Geeks in Space," which of course was started long before the term "podcast" existed!