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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-23-2007, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Is Myspace Tom lying about his age??

Is MySpace's "Tom" Lying About His Age?


Posted Oct 23rd 2007 4:47PM by Tim Stevens
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Is MySpace's Tom Lying About His Age? Despite efforts to replace him, MySpace's Tom is still the most popular and most default friend on the ridiculously popular social networking site. Tom is, of course, Tom Anderson, the creator of the site, whose profile lists him as 32 years old. However, in what may be the most glaring example of why you shouldn't trust a thing you see on MySpace, (or online in general), reports are surfacing that Tom may be as old as 40.

His Wikipedia page echoes the 32 age, stating his birthday as October 13, 1975, and his undergraduate date from U.C. Berkeley of 1998 seems to jive with that. But apparently Julia Angwin, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, is working on a book that uncovers, among many other juicy items, Anderson's real age to be 40.

We can't wait to read that book, but in the meantime, we were able to get some confirmation on Anderson's age discrepancy from some industrious online bloggers. It turns out that an unnamed "senior person" at MySpace confirmed to TechCrunch that Tom is really "36 or 37." Why lie, and why continue the lie for so long? (Tom's birthday on the site hasn't changed since 2003.) And, is this a big deal?

Well, lying about your age isn't exactly a felony, especially for a Californian, but it is kind of creepy, especially when you've got a bunch of kids wanting to be your friend.

What do you think? If Tom Anderson is lying about his age, is it a big deal?

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Re: Is Myspace Tom lying about his age??

Well, If his age is wrong, he will be lying like 90% of myspace users.

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Re: Is Myspace Tom lying about his age??

who cares?


myspace sucks anyway, facebook ftw


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[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=92592.msg1804314#msg1804314 date=1193193634]
who cares?
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[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=92592.msg1804408#msg1804408 date=1193195532]
[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=92592.msg1804314#msg1804314 date=1193193634]
who cares?
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x2. Sooooo many people do that on there.


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[quote author=oneill8769 link=topic=92592.msg1804408#msg1804408 date=1193195532]
[quote author=Danger Mouse link=topic=92592.msg1804314#msg1804314 date=1193193634]
who cares?
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myyearbook.com way better the myspace and facebook combined
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That's the most irrelevant thing I've ever read.. I feel bad for the author whose editor was like "THIS IS STORY OF THE YEAR, GO WRITE!" The writer was probably like, "You gotta be fucking kidding me."
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Let's sue him for lying to us.


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I'd rather sue him for creating the most assanine ridiculous excuse for a website ever and somehow securing a firm foothold for it in pop culture so that I have to hear about this crap all the goddamn time.

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