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Don’t Feel Bad for Myspace Founder Tom Anderson — He’s Living a Pretty Charmed Life

For a lot of of us, one in all their first forays into social media was Myspace, and the primary pal you ever obtained on the platform was a swell-looking, smiling dude by the identify of Tom.

You see, Todd invented Myspace, which grew to become a phenomenon for you and all of your Sidekick and Razr rocking associates.

It was just about the end-all-be-all when it got here to social media platforms, that’s, till Zuckerberg and Fb got here alongside.

So no matter occurred to Tom from Myspace?

What occurred to Tom and the positioning he co-founded, Myspace?

In 2005, Tom had brokered a cope with Rupert Murdoch’s Information Corp. to promote Myspace for a whopping $580 million. Tom and his co-founder, Chris DeWolfe obtained some fats paychecks from the sale. Whereas Myspace would go on to grow to be completely out of date in only a few years, Information Corp. would promote it to Viant for $35 million, who would then go on to promote it to Time for an quantity that wasn’t disclosed.

Yikes.

A number of years in the past when there was a ton of hate being piled on to Fb for the best way it dealt with person knowledge and mainly bought it off to advertisers, Tom had some laughs at Zuckerberg’s platform’s expense when Futurism tweeted a humorous cartoon in regards to the Myspace co-founder being “our solely hope” when it got here to a protected social media website. Tom had reportedly retweeted it.

He is additionally identified to be a complete globe-trotter, touring to totally different sizzling spots and music festivals (he grew to become hooked on images after attending Burning Man in 2011), and is usually having fun with the hundreds of thousands that he made, however he additionally takes a while to troll folks on-line who attempt to step to him.

Like this one particular person who seemingly obtained below the entrepreneur’s pores and skin when Tom had some critiques for many who had been upset over Instagram’s adjustments.

To which one in all his followers, Polo Tapia stated, “@myspacetom says the fellows that was not in a position to hold a social community alive”

Harsh phrases from the now-deleted account. Why was the account deleted, you ask? Properly, due to this savage response Tom delivered to him: “says the man who bought myspace in 2005 for $580 million whilst you slave away hoping for a half-day off.”

Completely. Brutal. There have been screencaps of the whole occasion, however they don’t seem to be of the best decision. You possibly can see them under for those who like.

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Supply: Twitter

The social media mogul really hasn’t been posting to social media a lot as of late, nonetheless, we do know that he bought a $3.eight million residence in West Hollywood that used to belong to Drew Taggart from The Chainsmokers. 

He hasn’t trolled anybody shortly, which is probably going simply because he is in all probability too busy simply having fun with his life. The person does not have use for social media after just about getting the whole lot he might out of it.

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Derek is the great gaming geek for longer than he cares to admit and love everything about the gaming world. He is connected with tech work from the last five years and always loves to learn and writer new about the current technology. You can mail him @ derek@rexweyler.com.

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