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(Daily Star)   Want to know what happened to social media pioneer MySpace Tom? Here's how he failed upwards (possible nsfw content on page)   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line
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2118 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 17 Jan 2021 at 8:50 AM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-17 7:08:10 AM  
68 votes:
"Failed upwards"

Dude made a benign social media site enjoyed by millions, made tens to hundreds of millions early on in life, cashed out at the right time, and afaik isn't a world destroying emotionless sociopath. He won at life without having to destroy others.

Good on you, Tom. Enjoy your nature photography.
 
2021-01-17 9:02:06 AM  
25 votes:

Professor_Doctor: "Failed upwards"

Dude made a benign social media site enjoyed by millions, made tens to hundreds of millions early on in life, cashed out at the right time, and afaik isn't a world destroying emotionless sociopath. He won at life without having to destroy others.

Good on you, Tom. Enjoy your nature photography.


Yup, Tom got his money and went off to do something he loves.  He didn't just start an even more evil company than the first to make more billions, like most tech people would.
 
2021-01-17 9:23:04 AM  
17 votes:

Professor_Doctor: "Failed upwards"

Dude made a benign social media site enjoyed by millions, made tens to hundreds of millions early on in life, cashed out at the right time, and afaik isn't a world destroying emotionless sociopath. He won at life without having to destroy others.

Good on you, Tom. Enjoy your nature photography.


AND he hosed down Rupert Murdoch in the process.
 
2021-01-17 9:28:50 AM  
16 votes:
Aaah, MySpace- when social media was actually fun and social.

Sure, it had its little quirks, and there were trolls, bit it wasn't quite the cesspool of poo flinging that most SM has become.
 
2021-01-17 9:47:40 AM  
7 votes:
Looks like Tom has a new friend:

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2021-01-17 10:52:22 AM  
6 votes:

jake_lex: Professor_Doctor: "Failed upwards"

Dude made a benign social media site enjoyed by millions, made tens to hundreds of millions early on in life, cashed out at the right time, and afaik isn't a world destroying emotionless sociopath. He won at life without having to destroy others.

Good on you, Tom. Enjoy your nature photography.

Yup, Tom got his money and went off to do something he loves.  He didn't just start an even more evil company than the first to make more billions, like most tech people would.


He didn't just start an even more evil company...

Funny you should say this. Not too long ago, Googles' motto/slogan was supposedly "Don't be Evil".  And then suddenly they stopped using that slogan.
 
2021-01-17 9:53:55 AM  
5 votes:
it was a more innocent and friendly internet back in the myspace days
 
2021-01-17 9:51:23 AM  
4 votes:

CarnySaur: I always liked how he was your first connection when signing up.


Tom was our friend...
 
2021-01-17 7:58:31 PM  
3 votes:

SBinRR: Looks like Tom has a new friend:

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Living within 1 mile of a major international Airport gets me the best Tinder matches.

No joke, I was matched with MySpace Tom. His profile was very interesting: He was 100% upfront about who he was, how rich he was, and what he was looking for in a match (ie smart and pretty temporary company).

Sadly he never replied to my message. Either he was just passing through LAX or he thought I was too ugly.
 
2021-01-17 11:47:55 AM  
3 votes:

Wendigogo: jake_lex: Professor_Doctor: "Failed upwards"

Dude made a benign social media site enjoyed by millions, made tens to hundreds of millions early on in life, cashed out at the right time, and afaik isn't a world destroying emotionless sociopath. He won at life without having to destroy others.

Good on you, Tom. Enjoy your nature photography.

Yup, Tom got his money and went off to do something he loves.  He didn't just start an even more evil company than the first to make more billions, like most tech people would.

He didn't just start an even more evil company...

Funny you should say this. Not too long ago, Googles' motto/slogan was supposedly "Don't be Evil".  And then suddenly they stopped using that slogan.


there is a lot of money in being evil
 
2021-01-17 3:17:40 PM  
2 votes:
He's worth much more than enough and he's happy to be able to live the good life rather than trying to crush people in order to gain more wealth that he doesn't need.  Good for him.
 
2021-01-17 2:42:43 PM  
2 votes:

cryinoutloud: Warrior Kermit: it was a more innocent and friendly internet back in the myspace days

Until it was weaponized for marketing. It worked great too--we can't live without it now. This is a bigger shift than when automobiles came along. And it's going to shape us forever.

Not in a good way either. But oh well--you can't live without it. .


The problem isn't with the platform but with the userbase
 
2021-01-17 10:49:12 AM  
2 votes:
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Although he still has to contend with teens hwhacking in his tool shed.
 
2021-01-17 9:41:20 AM  
2 votes:
I always liked how he was your first connection when signing up.
 
2021-01-17 6:07:41 PM  
1 vote:

Wendigogo: jake_lex: Professor_Doctor: "Failed upwards"

Dude made a benign social media site enjoyed by millions, made tens to hundreds of millions early on in life, cashed out at the right time, and afaik isn't a world destroying emotionless sociopath. He won at life without having to destroy others.

Good on you, Tom. Enjoy your nature photography.

Yup, Tom got his money and went off to do something he loves.  He didn't just start an even more evil company than the first to make more billions, like most tech people would.

He didn't just start an even more evil company...

Funny you should say this. Not too long ago, Googles' motto/slogan was supposedly "Don't be Evil".  And then suddenly they stopped using that slogan.


They still use it. They merely tightened it up a bit by removing the first word.
 
2021-01-17 10:52:12 AM  
1 vote:

Warrior Kermit: it was a more innocent and friendly internet back in the myspace days


Until it was weaponized for marketing. It worked great too--we can't live without it now. This is a bigger shift than when automobiles came along. And it's going to shape us forever.

Not in a good way either. But oh well--you can't live without it. .
 
2021-01-17 10:39:25 AM  
1 vote:
He's living the dream. Good on him.
 
2021-01-17 9:39:17 AM  
1 vote:
If it only didn't auto play music when loaded....
 
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