Who Is Tom Anderson?


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Tom Anderson is a social media entrepreneur and landscape photographer. He is best known as the co-founder of Myspace, where he was known to users as "Myspace Tom."

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Anderson's face is familiar to anyone who ever signed up for an account with Myspace prior to 2010, as he was automatically added to each user's "friends" list. He founded the company in 2003 with Chris DeWolfe. Prior to founding the company, he studied English and Rhetoric Studies at U.C. Berkeley and Critical Film Studies at U.C. Los Angeles. He also sang for the band Swank.

Myspace was bought by News Corp. in 2005, and Anderson became president of Myspace after the purchase. He was replaced as president in 2009.

As of 2014, Anderson has largely retired from the social media business, though he has personal accounts with many of the major networks, such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. His focus has shifted to landscape photography since he was introduced to it at Burning Man 2011 and had a very positive experience.

Other events of note were his guest appearance in the movie "Funny People" and an effort to develop a baseball team in Las Vegas that has stalled, as of 2014.

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