The social media pioneer once known as myspace tom has shared some sensational photos from his recent trip to iceland since selling myspace, tom anderson hans focused on photography anderson founded myspace, one of the first popular social media sites in 2003. Tom anderson net worth: tom anderson is an american entrepreneur who has a net worth of $60 million tom anderson earned his net worth as the co-founder of the social networking website myspace. We and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalize content and ads, provide social media features, and analyze our traffic you can read more about it and change your preferences here. Myspace is a social networking website that allows users to make personal profiles to connect with friends, share messages, photos, blog posts, and video, as well as stream music.
2003 myspace was founded in 2003 by everyone's first friend, tom anderson, and chris dewolfe 2011 in 2011, tim vanderhook, chris vanderhook, and justin timberlake acquired the site. Before then, the myspace founder tom anderson was one of the leading money bags in the social media industry it was created after friendster social networking service website, in lumpur, malaysia it was created after friendster social networking service website, in lumpur, malaysia. Social media website: myspace founded by tom aderson and chris dewolfe 1071 words | 4 pages myspace was originally launched in august 2003, and was founded by tom anderson, and chris dewolfe myspace was later acquired by a company called news corporation in july 2005 for about $580 million. Myspace banner from 2001, 2 years before the site was allegedly founded according to chris dewolfe, the general myspace site was launched in september 2003 tom anderson claims that myspace.
Fifteen years ago, on aug 1, 2003, a man named tom anderson launched one of the most popular social networking sites of its time known as myspace, it went on to earn $800 million in revenue and. Myspace was the largest social networking site in the world between the years 2005 and 2008 it even defeated google to become the most accessed website in the united states in the year 2006 zynga and rockyou gaming platforms owe their success to myspace. Myspace was later acquired by a company called news corporation in july 2005 for about $580 million myspace was previously the top social networking site from mid 2005 until early in 2008, myspace being the top visited social site in the world, in june of the year 2006 it had surpassed google as the most visited website in the united states.
Myspace (stylized as myspɑce) is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. This was actually myspace founder tom anderson - and believe it or not, starting the social networking site might be the least interesting thing he's ever done today, myspace is best known as the definitive facebook also-ran, though its contribution to the internet cannot be denied. Connect me to facebook friends and artists on myspace you may already know people on myspace if we find matches from your facebook friends, we'll connect you to them right away. In 2003, myspace was founded by the two intellectuals tom anderson and chris dewolfe on myspace, tom is known as tom from myspace, and every new user gets tom as a by default first friend as he creates a new profile.
A short history of myspace and founders tom anderson and chris dewolfe oh, how the mighty have fallen what was once the proving ground for social media has since become the punch line of many jokes. Thomas anderson (born november 8, 1970) is an american co-founder of the social networking website myspace, which he founded in 2003 with chris dewolfe he was later president of myspace and a strategic adviser for the company until he left in 2009. Founder: chris dewolfe, tom anderson launched: august 2003 present status: active it may be hard to imagine how big myspace was in 2006, it beat yahoo and google to become the largest website in the us by page views. Tom anderson/instagram his social networking site may have popularized the bathroom selfie and bastardized the duck face, but your first friend on myspace rarely graces the internet with photos of. Anderson co-founded myspace in 2003 with chris dewolfe and it quickly became the most-visited social networking site in the world however, facebook's swift ascent a couple years later rendered myspace all but obsolete and the company was eventually sold off to specific media and justin timberlake.
Meet tom anderson, the default profile photo and popular face of myspace invention before facebook came into the scene, myspace was the deal before then, the myspace founder tom anderson was one of the leading money bags in the social media industry it was created after friendster social. Nearly 76 million people used the social networking site in the us at the height of its popularity in 2008, and they all had one thing in common: first friend tom anderson anderson cofounded. Tom anderson was the co-founder of the social networking site, but sold the business to news corp for a huge $580million (around £408million) in 2005, before retiring in 2009. The social networking site, myspace was founded by several employees from the internet marketing firm euniverse in august 2003 the core team included brad greenspan, chris dewolfe, josh berman and tom anderson.
How myspace influenced modern social media in the mid-2000s the internet was dominated by one of the first social media websites, known as myspace. Myspace co-founder tom anderson, or myspace tom as he is best known, is taking full advantage of his early retirement anderson enjoys travel, photography, burning man — and trolling facebook. Myspace's co-founder, tom anderson, is stepping out of the shadows as the competition gets closer he talks to owen gibson about the site's redesign and the impact of selling it to news corp for $580m.