Owyang continues: “In the beginning, Mashable didn’t assume that you knew the names of all the big players in Silicon Valley, largely because Cashmore didn’t.
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He set up a hosting account, installed Word Press software and started blogging about the emerging social-media giants of the time such as My Space, Facebook and You Tube.
He called his blog Mashable because “mash-ups” were an online trend at that time, with sites combining photos, video, music and text from different online sources to make fresh cyber mediums.
In Twitter terms, Mashable’s CEO Cashmore is bigger than Simon Pegg and Eddie Izzard.
It has taken him from a bedroom in Banchory, Aberdeenshire to New York, via San Francisco, and had him lauded by Forbes magazine as one of the top three ‘internet thought’ leaders of 2010. After suffering complications during surgery to remove his appendix in 2005, Cashmore was forced to spend time recuperating at home, separate from his exam-obsessed school peers at the Banchory Academy, so he turned to a desktop computer to relieve the boredom of isolation.To its readers, Mashable was a no-nonsense tool geared towards getting the most out of social media, emerging technologies and gadgets, but to Cashmore it was just a research exercise set up to zero in on what his next startup should be.The entrepreneur has said setting up Mashable was appealing, “partly just because it was something I could do in bed and feel like I was achieving something”.Being in the limelight never seemed to bother him, but he certainly didn’t crave it.It was just good for Mashable.” And the fact that he’s no Mark Zuckerberg in the looks department will not do anything to deter the huge number of the website’s female readers (many analysts say half of Mashable’s audience is female).“He may have received a lot of attention for his looks, but inside beats the heart of a true geek,” says a former Mashable insider, who worked closely with Cashmore in the US, but asked not to be named.