Happy 5th Birthday Mashable!

By Rori HarringtonBreak out the balloons and birthday hats. It is time to add a fifth candle to Mashable’s cake. The popular website founded in a small town in Scotland is five years old.

What does one give to the five-year-old who has everything? In this case, your presence truly is present enough. This youngster wants a Mashable Monthly Meetup from you and all your social media friends.

To celebrate their birthday, the Mashable staff is giving away 5 Logitech Squeezbox Touches to lucky winners who RSVP to attend one of their July 27 Meetups. With more than 170 already planned, it should be pretty easy to find one nearby. Those in more remote locations should schedule a new Meetups in their area.

For those of you who have been living off the grid for the last five years, Mashable is one of the top 10 blogs in the world according to Technorati. And at last check, Mashable was ranked No. 3 on that list. Mashable.com is so sticky it grabs more than 25 million page views each month.

So what is the big deal about Mashable? For one thing, Mashable is one of the most popular places for breaking news and information about technology, web culture and social media. People love Mashable because of its depth and scope. Anything related to social media and new technology is reviewed in detail there. For example, having trouble logging into Twitter? Mashable probably already has an update on the issue.

More than 2 million people follow @mashable (Pete Cashmore) on Twitter and Mashable’s Facebook page is rapidly approaching 250,000. And with their step-by-step guides, Mashable is a great site for staying updated on the latest in technology and social media. Contributing writers from across the globe provide expert insight on everything from online marketing to app reviews.

The man behind Mashable remains at the forefront of new technology and this brave new social world. This summer Cashmore launched the 1st Official Social Media Day (June 30, 2010); sparking more than 600 Meetups in more than 90 countries. The day was such a success that there are now Mashable Monthly Meetups. Now that's power!

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