50 Incredible Tom Anderson Quotes

Thomas Anderson is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of the social networking website ‘MySpace’. He became famous because his photo was the default friend for everyone who joined the social network.

After retiring from the top executive post of ‘MySpace’ in 2009, Anderson has been enjoying photographer. and travels around the world.

Here’s a collection of the most incredible Tom Anderson quotes:


50 Incredible Tom Anderson Quotes

1. “Creative freedom and self-expression is what MySpace is all about.” – Tom Anderson

2. “I can’t stress enough how unimportant the camera really is. Any brand of camera will do. For 95% of my shots, the lowest end DSLR will be just fine.” – Tom Anderson

3. “I mean, my mom knows Google, but she doesn’t know MySpace.” – Tom Anderson

4. “I won’t even say who I’m going to vote for. I don’t want to make people feel like me, or MySpace is endorsing anyone.” – Tom Anderson

5. “It can be a little scary. Like one time I posted a link to NPR because I thought it was interesting, and it took down their Web site.” – Tom Anderson

6. “Music is a major cornerstone of our success.” – Tom Anderson


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7. “Photography has literally changed my life.” – Tom Anderson


8. “Time is the most important thing to me – how can you do all the things you want to do with such limited time… I’m hoping science of life extension makes progress.” – Tom Anderson

9. “We had a much bigger vision than creating a dating site.” – Tom Anderson

10. “When you go to a band’s MySpace page you will have the full discography of everything they’ve ever recorded that you can listen to online.” – Tom Anderson

11. “Burning Man is like one big giant art installation in the middle of starkly beautiful desert landscape, and the attendees are creative in the way they dress.” – Tom Anderson

12. “For years troops stationed all over the world have utilised MySpace as a lifeline to communicate with their loved ones back home.” – Tom Anderson

13. “I have a very negative attitude toward business and businessmen.” – Tom Anderson

14. “I wanted to make a place for filmmakers and artists to come and ‘do their stuff,’ but I didn’t expect it to have had the impact that it has.” – Tom Anderson

15. “It always helps to have someone who can say, No, we can do it faster this way, or We have to break the rules, even our own rules, to get things done.” – Tom Anderson

16. “Making a website is similar to making a movie-hundreds of people work on it, one person makes the final decision, and they make them every minute of the day.” – Tom Anderson


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17. “People aren’t interested in music on Facebook in the way they are on MySpace, that’s one of the big keys here.” – Tom Anderson


18. “The Impact Channel and OurPlanet were created to increase awareness of environmental and social causes within the MySpace community.” – Tom Anderson

19. “We felt like we reached a point where MySpace in its original incarnation had peaked in a way.” – Tom Anderson

20. “When I was a kid, everyone wanted to be in a band – that was the path to girls, adulation, money.” – Tom Anderson

21. “Bands are going to MySpace because it’s free and they don’t have to know how to do a Web site.” – Tom Anderson

22. “For most of our users, the vast majority of their MySpace friends are also offline friends. They’re just connecting through a different medium when they’re on MySpace.” – Tom Anderson

23. “I had looked at dating sites and niche communities like BlackPlanet, AsianAvenue, and MiGente, as well as Friendster, and I thought, They’re thinking way too small.” – Tom Anderson

24. “I think people are feeling more artistic and creative with something like Instagram that makes editing easy. That’s a good thing for sure.” – Tom Anderson

25. “I’ve always kept a low profile and said no to ‘Saturday Night Live’ and stuff like that.” – Tom Anderson

26. “It’s our hope MySpace Comedy will serve as a launchpad for up-and-coming comedians and as an attraction for the biggest names in the industry.” – Tom Anderson


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27. “Parents aren’t clamoring for cell-phone companies to monitor their kids. Parents don’t want to see what their kids are really like, but MySpace makes that really easy.” – Tom Anderson


28. “The first people in a company are the most important. They will hire people like themselves and create a culture that either works or eats away at the chance for success.” – Tom Anderson

29. “We didn’t expect it to be cool, with people trading URLs instead of phone numbers.” – Tom Anderson

30. “We’ve tried to simplify the site because some people found it too difficult to use and were intimidated by it.” – Tom Anderson

31. “Anything you do on the Internet, I want you to be able to do on MySpace. That’s the goal and ambition.” – Tom Anderson

32. “Facebook really has made the world a better place.” – Tom Anderson

33. “I don’t know exactly where my life will lead. Adventure and the unknown has always been appealing to me.” – Tom Anderson

34. “I seem quiet. But when I get upset, I talk too loudly. I’m sort of an alarmist.” – Tom Anderson

35. “I’d heard comedians working MySpace into their routines and giving out their URLs as early as 2004.” – Tom Anderson

36. “It’s not as much fun to go to karaoke alone, but when you do it through the Internet or on your MySpace page, then you can share it with people.” – Tom Anderson


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37. “On Friendster, if you were a band and you made a profile, they would delete it. They didn’t want bands on their site.” – Tom Anderson


38. “The entertainment industry is a very noisy, crowded marketplace.” – Tom Anderson

39. “We can’t allow somebody to create a service like that, which reveals who’s looking at your page. That’s a violation of privacy.” – Tom Anderson

40. “We want people to stay on MySpace. We’ll give them whatever they might want to do.” – Tom Anderson

41. “Almost all the things you can do online can be enhanced by the social structure of MySpace.” – Tom Anderson

42. “Expensive gear helps for night shots, but I wouldn’t recommend beginners overspend on a camera.” – Tom Anderson

43. “I didn’t expect major labels would embrace MySpace, and the original idea for music on the site was the unsigned bands, the independent bands.” – Tom Anderson

44. “I saw how hard it was for even really talented bands to reach an audience.” – Tom Anderson

45. “I wouldn’t single out Facebook as a concern, because we’ve got different local competitors around the world.” – Tom Anderson

46. “It sounds crazy, but even in the first plan that I wrote up, I mentioned AOL, Yahoo, and Hotmail, knowing we would be big. And it’s crazy to think that it happened.” – Tom Anderson


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47. “MySpace News is designed to let users decide what’s most relevant to them, and we’ve given them hundreds of subjects to choose from.” – Tom Anderson


48. “Popular opinion is the biggest ‘filter’ for most people – they don’t have to try something if they’ve already been told it’s not cool.” – Tom Anderson

49. “Ultimately, our goal is to provide all artists with the opportunity to make a living on MySpace.” – Tom Anderson

50. “We want MySpace users to connect with celebrities in the same way that they do with musicians.” – Tom Anderson



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