- Myspace Tom has come out of Twitter retirement to state that he was ‘buying the dip’
- The Myspace founder had previously only posted one tweet since November 2017
- With Elon Musk ruining his relationship, could Myspace Tom become the new Bitcoin posterchild?
With Elon Musk dropping a turd in the crypto punch bowl this week and losing a Cybertruck-load of friends in the process, the cryptocurrency world needed a new champion. And from the depths of internet history stepped forward the unlikeliest of heroes, a pre-broadband legend who can legitimately say that he dumped on Rupert Murdoch. Just not in the same way as Elon Musk. Yes, Myspace Tom bought the dip.
The Man Who Cost Rupert Murdoch $545 Million
As those of a certain vintage will fondly remember, Myspace Tom was the first friend you would ever get when you signed up to the site that, for better or worse, ushered in the concept of social media. In real life Myspace Tom is Tom Anderson, a UCLA graduate and former hacker who created Myspace in 2003. Myspace Tom would automatically be added to your friends page when you signed up for an account – a friendly face to welcome you to the brave new world of social media.
Myspace grew to become one of the biggest (and most garish, depending on whose page you visited) sites in the world, with Myspace Tom selling it to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. Murdoch would take a massive hit on the gamble, selling Myspace for only $35 million six years later. LOL.
Myspace Tom Buys the Bitcoin Dip
Myspace Tom had stopped posting to his Twitter page in November 2017, with only one post made in three and a half years, so it was surprising to see the famous photo adorned with laser eyes and a startling message:
Buying The Dip pic.twitter.com/dnJL3l087T
— Tom Anderson (@myspacetom) May 17, 2021
The reappearance of Myspace Tom with his pro-Bitcoin message was warmly received by those over the age of 35:
An ancient god awakens
— Nigel Waters (@OccupyRedRobin) May 17, 2021
— Cashflow.R.E.A.M. (@CashflowREAM) May 17, 2021
I knew I always had one friend I could count on. And he returned 15 years later to help me out. Thank you Tom. You were my first true friend. Buy that dip my guy. Buy that dip.
— allininvestingpodcast (@allininvesting2) May 17, 2021
If Bitcoin has the power to bring Myspace Tom out of Twitter retirement, there is no end to its power…