What is Myspace Tom doing nowadays? Nothing! He’s still better than Mark “Insipid” Zuckerberg, though.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

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Even Urban Dictionary features Tom. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/nvsuvghOne 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

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Enjoy some sweet photos on his Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/myspacetom

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He even uses Google+! One of their fifteen active users…(https://plus.google.com/+myspacetom/posts)

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What do you think?

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  1. Matt
    July 18, 2013

    When he sold myspace, he callously sold the hopes and dreams of a generation. I’m not being melodramatic. Myspace was a way of life for a lot of people. Artists, travellers, lovers of life that just wanted to connect with others that were similar to themselves. Facebook can’t provide what myspace did, google+ can’t either. Myspace is not even a hollow shell of what it used to be. They made it worse and worse and still continue to do so. Last I heard they took away peoples blogs. It’s a shame.

    I, for one, hate facebook. I felt like I sold out when I went there. It was so completely the opposite of who i am. It’s so sterile, sanitary, corporate, and boring. It’s like social media but with all the creativity and life sucked out of it. All it does is encourage cliques and discourage making new connections. Just friends of friends. That’s all. Most people are such weirdos on facebook they don’t even accept friend requests from people they don’t know.

    WHERE IS A POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORK THAT ENCOURAGES BALLS OUT CREATIVITY AND MAKES IT VERY EASY AND COMFORTABLE TO MEET NEW PEOPLE IN YOUR AREA!?!? There isn’t one. There is a huge gaping hole left by myspace that the internet has yet to fill. Please.. someone do something about this. There is a rich market here, just steal myspace 1.0’s ideas and name it something else and you I promise you, you will succeed. Just don’t f*cking abandon us like Tom did.

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    • Daniele
      July 19, 2013

      Wow, you are making some really good points, here…I like the passion you put there, and don’t like Facebook either.

      Personally, I thank nowadays you don’t have a single platform on which you do everything, but, with the right combination of factors, e.g.

      Tumblr + Twitter + SoundCloud

      you can reach your audience, maybe even better than before.

      Thanks for your comment, anyway, and for your passion. Keep the torch alight!

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