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Democracy-Enabling Technology

Pete Cashmore's Digital Connection Speech Outlines the Brand's Goals

— October 17, 2012 — Keynote Trends
Pete Cashmore discusses how today's increasing web connections are shaping the world and people's lives in this digital connection speech. The CEO of Mashable.com briefs the audience on the company's history, revealing that the intentions for the website have significantly morphed since its emergence.

Cashmore believes that online networking is an excellent complement to the real world connections people make every day. He views social media as a democratizing tool at its very core -- it is literally spreading democracy and enabling individuals to get their messages out to create revolutions.

He describes Mashable.com as a something that is no longer just a news source, but also a community of influencers looking to make the world a better place through the means of social media. His digital connection speech illustrates the increasing prominence and importance of online networking.
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