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What does Mashable mean?

Asked by foxhidden (44points) March 13th, 2011

I mean, the source of social and digital media, technology and web culture. Are there any stories about the name of Mashable?

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This from an interview with Pete Cashmore, the founder:

“Mashable” comes from the “mashups” trend. In recent years, people have been combining pieces of the web in interesting ways; you might want to plot photos from your Flickr account on Google Maps, for instance. You might also want to combine music, videos and text from different services. Whenever you combine parts of the web like this, it’s called a “mashup”. These days, virtually everything on the web is remixable…Mashable, in other words.”

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