When it comes to social media websites that pioneered profile platforms, most often people mention Facebook. However, there was once a time when a website called Myspace was arguably almost as popular as Facebook was during that era. One of the creators of the website became a legend, and it all started with one photo. As legendary as he was one day it seemed like he vanished from the spotlight in the blink of an eye after making a bold business decision.
Tom Anderson co-founder of Myspace has reappeared, and he has a new Asian girlfriend. He also has a completely different hair style. If you have ever been on social media or dating websites, you know there is always that random email from the website creator with the creepy smiling photo. For Myspace it was Tom.
More Details on Tom Anderson and the Downfall of Myspace
Tom Anderson is best known for his time spent as the CEO and co-founder of MySpace. Under his leadership, MySpace became one of the most popular social networking sites in the world. In March of 2011, Anderson sold MySpace to News Corp for $580 million. This was a huge deal at the time, and it’s now been considered one of the worst investments in history. Since the sale, MySpace has been struggling, and it’s currently losing millions of dollars each month.
In light of this, it’s interesting to learn more about Tom Anderson and his involvement with MySpace. Anderson was born in Long Island, New York, in 1972. He attended Brown University, where he majored in political science. After college, he worked as a marketing consultant for a number of small businesses before founding MySpace in 2003.
At first, MySpace was a fairly small site – it had only about 50,000 users, but under Anderson’s leadership, it quickly grew into one of the world’s most popular social networking sites. Anderson’s strategy for growing MySpace was controversial from the start. He frequently used aggressive tactics to attract new users – including offering free accounts and promoting MySpace heavily on TV.
If you showed someone how Myspace looks now most of the generation that used it won’t even recognize the website. Myspace fans will always be able to recognize Tom from a mile away though.