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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a blog that covers social media news and analysis.

The blog was founded in 2005 by , who was 19 at the time. Cashmore said in 2008 that Mashable had been without the need for venture funding. Mashable first took on outside funding when it for a significant expansion.

Mashable is the on the web and , with 34 million monthly unique visitors as of 2014. As of 2009, it brought in through advertising and events and now has a newsroom staff of about 77. The site has in the past several years, partly because of the extensive sharing of its articles on social media. In 2011, it to include entertainment and world news, which became a central part of its strategy. Beginning in 2012, it from the Atlantic and that National Journal on its site.

In early 2012, Mashable was to be in talks to sell to CNN for as much as $200 million.

Mashable’s content combines original reporting, aggregation, and analysis with a .

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