As he struggled to recover, he missed school for years but took to his computer to pass the time and learn from the internet.
Over the years, Cashmore subscribed to as many blogs as he could and began to write under aliases for well-known publications. Cashmore told Forbes’ Michael Noer in 2011: “[The name] Mashable comes from the mashups trend.” He would sleep a few hours in the morning and wake up around noon, working 18 hours straight and writing around 10 articles a day covering social media, technology, and the rise of Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. It’s all about thinking about the reader first and ‘what are they going to get out of this?
In 2012, Cashmore, who has an estimated net worth of million according to the New York Times, was featured in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in media as well as Time Magazine’s list of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People.” Now, Cashmore continues to lead, expand and occasionally serve as the handsome face of the New York-based Mashable.
Dating sites also provide feedback from the public about a particular site and they also share their experiences with the people they met on the site.Born in Banchory, Scotland, Cashmore founded Mashable in 2005 at the age of 19 while still living with his parents in Aberdeen, Scotland.