This is Tom Anderson. You probably remember him from back in the day, when he was everybody’s friend on MySpace. They used to call him “Tom from Myspace”, or “Myspace Tom”.
What happened to him? Not much. He sold Myspace to News Corp. for $580 million, and after that, the Dolce Vita began. Tom travels, Tom has a laugh, Tom takes a gazillion photos a day, Tom tweets, Instagrams, Google+es, and even Facebooks. The End. Haterz gona hate, as usual, so sometimes people get mad and say bad things about good ol’ Myspace Tom. He fires back.
More insults coming in 3…2…1, there you go: Sam from Gizmodo says: ‘MySpace Tom Is a Prick’
The post is quite interesting, and Sam sounds very excited about the issue: ‘Remember MySpace? No, not the new one, but the old, horrible one, the acne of the Internet, the one with Tom’s dumb face plastered across it? Ever wonder what happened to him? He makes fun of regular people on Twitter.’
More bad words about Tom, and then the friendly advice: ‘Listen Tom: it’s cool that you spray painted a turd to look like gold and sold it to a senile Australian man for half a billion dollars. Good on you. But part of being a lucky, rich guy who is set for life because of ordinary people means not making fun of ordinary people.’
People insult him everywhere, jokes and memes appear overnight, he’s a laughing stock of the Internet. Everywhere.
Even Urban Dictionary features Tom. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/nvsuvgh. One of the article says: ‘Myspace Tom – The guy who made the horror of Myspace. “Hey, I’m Tom, and I ruined millions of lives. THX.”
A few years ago, Tom was everybody’s friend. Now he’s alone.
Jasmine Gardner writes on the Evening Standard: ‘I deleted my (Myspace) account years ago. To be embarrassingly honest, I was more of a Bebo girl. MySpace Tom wasn’t my best mate.’ ‘Although these days he has retired on his millions, is holidaying in Hawaii (according to Twitter, where he is more active) and dabbling in photography, he still has his old profile pic because, as he tweeted: “If I used a new pic it would break the Internet; my pic has been viewed more than the mona lisa bitch.”’
Poor Myspace Tom. Nobody likes him. And he don’t care.
And you know what? I kind of like him, as I will never understand why millionaires still work 27 hours a day, when life is about being happy, seeing places, spending time with the people you love, and trying to be a better man, father, and terrestrian. Moreover, the guy who changed the way people interact through technology shows us how to use social media in order to tell a story and to engage with his followers. Win.
Who else is doing that? David “Boring” Karp, or Mark “Insipid” Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla “Uninteresting” Chan, posting pictures of their monotonous puppy? Come on now, kids.
By the way, check Tom’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/myspacetom
Enjoy some sweet photos on his Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/myspacetom
He even uses Google+! One of their fifteen active users…(https://plus.google.com/+myspacetom/posts)
What do you think?
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