Mashable (Mashable Inc.) is a Scottish-American news website and Internet news blog founded by Pete Cashmore. The website's primary focus is social media news, but also covers news and developments in mobile, entertainment, online video, business, web development, technology, memes and gadgets. Mashable was launched by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen, Scotland in July 2005. With a reported 50+ million monthly pageviews and an Alexa ranking under 300, Mashable ranks as one of the world's largest websites. Time Magazine noted Mashable as one of the 25 best blogs in 2009, and has been described as 'one stop shop' for social media. As of March 2012, it has over 2,775,000 Twitter followers and over 838,400 fans on Facebook. On 27 November, 2007, Mashable launched the 1st International Open Web Awards to recognize the best online communities and services. Voting was conducted online through Mashable and its 24 blog partners.
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