Tom Anderson (Thomas Anderson) (born November 8, 1970) is an American co-founder of the social networking website Myspace, which he established in 2003 with Chris DeWolfe.
He was later the leader of Myspace and a key consultant for the organization until he left in 2009. Anderson is famously known as “Tom from Myspace” and “Myspace Tom”, because, until 2010, he would consequently be allocated as the main “companion” of new Myspace clients upon the production of their profiles.
Tom Anderson’s dad was a business person. As a youngster at San Pasqual High in Escondido, California, Anderson was a PC programmer under the alias “Flathead” (companions with Bill Landreth) and provoked a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) attack after he broke the security of Chase Manhattan Bank. He was not captured on account of his young age (14).
Tom Anderson considered English and way of talking at the University of California, Berkeley, before turning into the lead artist of a band called “Stylish“. Anderson at that point lived in Taiwan for quite a while, before getting back to the United States to read for a degree in basic film learns at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tom Anderson was an item analyzer and publicist at XDrive, an advanced stockpiling organization in 2000, where he initially met DeWolfe. He at first joined XDrive as an item analyzer in the wake of noting a flyer notice, while still at film school and hoping to gain additional cash. After XDrive failed in 2001, he and DeWolfe established the immediate advertising organization ResponseBase. They sold ResponseBase to Brad Greenspan’s eUniverse in late 2002.
With other universe workers, Anderson set up the principal pages of Myspace in August 2003. He established the site halfway as a response to Friendster and its strategy of hindering records that didn’t utilize genuine names.
Intermix Media was then established as the replacement of eUniverse, and it was under Intermix that Myspace accumulated the degree of prominence for which it is eminent. When Intermix Media and Myspace were offered to News Corp, Anderson became the leader of the organization.
Myspace was offered to News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. Following the News Corp obtaining, Tom Anderson stated: “Before [the acquisition], I could do anything I desired. Presently it requires some investment to get individuals to concede to things. All the spending surveys and cycles. That can be a torment.
Be that as it may, it’s not hating us.” Reuters cited an anonymous News Corp chief as saying: “Tom Anderson was answerable for the item, however, wound up being a finished bottleneck on completing things.” Tom Anderson was supplanted as president in April 2009 by News Corp; by 2010, he was not, at this point the default companion on Myspace, and was supplanted by a profile called “Today On MySpace,” or “T.O.M.”
In late May 2012, Anderson declared that he would join RocketFrog Interactive as a counselor to the 16-man Los Angeles–based organization, which made a Facebook application. In any case, in a September 2014 meeting, Anderson didn’t refer to any warning functions in his life at that point, while his Twitter snippet as of November 2018 peruses, to a limited extent: “Getting a charge out of being resigned.”
Tom Anderson clarified in the meeting that he isn’t keen on getting back to his past occupation, however, closed: “I’ll never state ‘never’ because, more than anything, I like the possibility that anything can occur. I don’t know precisely where my life will lead. Experience and the obscure has consistently been speaking to me.”
Anderson showed up in the 2009 American parody dramatization film Funny People featuring Adam Sandler.
Tom Anderson is dynamic on other online media stages, including Facebook and Reddit. Following involvement in photography at the 2011 Burning Man celebration, Anderson’s enthusiasm for his photography was provoked. In a September 2014 ABC News talk with, Anderson credited companion and picture taker Trey Ratcliff for encouraging his ability improvement and clarified: “I’m not attempting to speak to nature precisely.
I’m attempting to make something excellent like a painter would.” Anderson heads out all around the world with companions to areas, for example, Thailand and Myanmar, where he fundamentally centers upon landscape pictures.
Tom Anderson additionally clarified in September 2014 that his advantages have consistently been different:
If you knew me before Myspace, you’d likely idea I’d have been a researcher showing reasoning in a college my entire life. On the off chance that you met me before school, you’d presumably have thought I’d be a performer for as long as I can remember … I like change.