Pete Cashmore

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Pete Cashmore
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Cashmore at the 2012 Time 100 gala
Born (1985-09-18) 18 September 1985 (age 33)[1]
Banchory, Scotland

Pete Cashmore (born 18 September 1985) is the CEO and founder of the popular blog Mashable,[2] a Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide.[3] He grew up in Banchory,[4] and founded Mashable in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 2005 at age 19.[2]

In 2009, Cashmore was recognized in Inc.'s "30 Under 30", Forbes' "Top 25 Web Celebs",[5] and The Huffington Post's "Top 10 Game Changers 2009".[6] He writes a weekly column on technology and social media at CNN.[7] In 2012, Cashmore made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people.[8]

Pete Cashmore was also named the most influential Briton and most influential Twitter user in the world in 2009 by INQ.[9]

In 2014 the Guardian writer Pete Cashmore (born 1973, from Wolverhampton) appeared on Fox News talking about social media trends when a researcher mistakenly contacted him, believing him to be the Mashable founder, and booked his appearance. The two Pete Cashmores subsequently met for a feature in Vanity Fair magazine, and enjoyed an Italian meal.


  1. ^ Ciarallo, Joe (19 August 2009). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, PETE CASHMORE, MASHABLE FOUNDER AND CEO?". Mediabistro. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Pete Cashmore". Mashable. Mashable. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
  3. ^ Technorati Top 100 (1–25), archived from the original on 26 August 2012
  4. ^ Evans, Teri (26 May 2011). "14 Things You Didn't Know About Mashable's Pete Cashmore". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013.
  5. ^ Ewalt, David M. "The Web Celeb 25". Forbes.
  6. ^ Leo, Alex (6 November 2009). "HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Technology?". Huffington Post.
  7. ^ "Has the iPhone lost its cool?". CNN. 21 May 2010.
  8. ^ Milano, Alyssa (18 April 2012), Pete Cashmore - Time 100 2012
  9. ^ "INQ's Twitterati List Revealed". Retrieved 21 December 2009.

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