Will Myspace Tom Be The Hero That Saves Twitter?

When poll-loving, “freedom”-fronting Twitter CEO Elon Musk asked Twitter users if he should step down as head of the social media platform, Twitter users were treated to a nice, comforting reminder of the good old days of social media in the form of everyone’s first Myspace friend, Myspace Tom.

Tom Anderson is the co-founder of Myspace, which was the largest social networking site in the world from 2005 to 2008, peaking at around 115 million users. The site, which was launched almost 20 years ago, is known for its influence on how the world shared pop culture and music.

Anderson, a pioneer, knows a thing or two about running a social media platform. While his response to Musk likely does not mean anything, people were quick to give him a warm welcome.

For many (above the age of 30), Myspace was their first foray — with Anderson as their first friend — into the world of social media. When people talk about Myspace, they usually fondly reminisce about their customized Html profile page, profile music, and their top 8 friends.

According to his Twitter bio, Anderson is currently “enjoying the good life,” presumably retired. But in a 2014 interview, when asked about jumping back into the corporate world, he did say that “I’ll never say never, because more than anything I like the idea that anything can happen. I don’t know exactly where my life will lead. Adventure and the unknown [have] always been appealing to me.”

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