MySpace’s Tom Emerges From Retirement To Eviscerate Twitter Follower [Twitter Burn]

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MySpace’s Tom Anderson has often been held up as the poster boy for the category of runner-up, as we all recall the fall of his site to the now all-encompassing social networking giant Facebook.

MySpace Tom has been the subject of many parodies since, as everyone seems to assume the social network pioneer feels slighted at the cautionary tale his company became — languishing in a years-long death spiral and embarrassingly lacking a buyer as its price plummeted time and again once News Corp. put it up for sale.

Given the reach of this Tom from MySpace Is Sad trope, it’s not surprising one of Anderson’s 200,000 plus Twitter followers felt comfortable ribbing the entrepreneur for his perceived failure.

But what happened next is the stuff of Twitter Comeback legend. Anderson swiftly disarmed his opponent in insult-battle, in the following exchange:

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Subsequently, Tom added:

Another follower replied:

As for what he’s currently up to, in May of this year, Anderson announced he would be teaming up with RocketFrog Interactive as an advisor.

Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.


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