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|Slogan||The Social Media Guide|
|Type of site||social media news|
|Available language(s)||English, French and Spanish|
|Created by||Pete Cashmore|
|Revenue||Est. $166,000 per mo.|
Mashable is an Internet news blog, started by Pete Cashmore in July 2005. With a reported 7+ million monthly pageviews and an Alexa ranking just over 400, it ranks as one of the largest blogs on the Internet. Mashable regularly writes about YouTube, Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace, Apple and startups, but it also reports on less high-profile social networking and social media sites.
Open Web Awards
The 2nd Annual Open Web Awards was a solely on-line international competition that took place between November and December 2008. Amongst the winners in the 'People's Choice' component were Encyclopedia Dramatica in the wiki category, beating out WikiHow in second place and Wikipedia in third. Others included digg in the 'Social News and Social Bookmarking' category, Netlog in the 'Mainstream and Large Social Networks' category and MySpace in the 'Places and Events' category.
The 3rd Open Web Awards were held in November-December 2009.
Acquisition of Blippr
On March 9, 2009, Mashable announced that it had acquired Blippr, a micro-reviews service based on the concept that users can review games, books, movies, music, and web applications in 160 characters or less.
Mashable have been criticized in various forms, notably on comments via DISQUS and various blog posts, one claiming that the site 'used to be a source for entertaining news about social media, but recently it’s been posting mainstream news.' Mashable, however, has responded to the criticism and claim that they are 'going to experiment and refine as [Mashable] goes.'
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Mashable" (in English). Small Biz (BusinessWeek). 2007-07-13. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07/07/0714_bloggers/source/12.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- ↑ "Mashable.com - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet, Inc. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/mashable.com. Retrieved 2010-1-22.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Self-reported from the Mashable homepage
- ↑ Alexa ranking for mashable.com
- ↑ See category tabs on the Mashable website
- ↑ Mashable Open Web Awards Winners, 2008-02-04, http://mashable.com/2007/12/21/open-web-awards-winners/, retrieved 2008-02-04
- ↑ Mashable Open Web Awards Winners, http://mashable.com/2008/12/16/open-web-awards-2-winners/, retrieved 2008-12-16
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- ↑ Blog post on TekCube.net
- Official website
- Mashable on Twitter
- What is Mashable, twitQA
- Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites, PCMAG
- The Bigs of the Blogs, Fastcompany
- Bloggers Bring in the Big Bucks, Business Week
- Video Profile on Founder Pete Cashmore by Current, Current TV
- Blogger’s Choice Winners for Open Web Awards, SociableBlog.com
- 5,000 Resources to Do Just About Anything Online Mashable.com