Even Tom Anderson Hates the new Myspace

By Sidharth | Opinion

Apparently, Tom Anderson, best known for co-founding Myspace in 2003, doesn’t like Myspace anymore.

Tom Anderson on Myspace

In his Facebook profile, Tom swung a brief update about Facebook and talked about Myspace.

People seem very confused why I’m on Facebook. I’ve had a profile since 2005 and a “fan page” since 2009. FB just created a feature where you can “subscribe” to profiles. They asked me if I wanted to convert my “page” into a simpler profile. Complicated? I suppose.

Why am I not on MySpace? Because, I left the company in early 2009, and like most of you, I don’t like using it anymore… not a fan of what the new folks have done with MySpace.

When Myspace was alive as a social networking site, Tom was added as a friend by default to every account. He was, for millions of people back then, their first Internet friend.

As sites like Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook emerged and captured the attention of people, Myspace’s traffic declined, and their strategy changed.

Myspace has tried to reboot itself several times. What was once the best social networking site is now a site inclined towards music and digital media, struggling to maintain its presence sense on the web.

I don’t particularly hate the new Myspace, but I’ll start hating it if I can find my Myspace username.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!