Now There’s No Disputing It: Facebook Has Won


Tech Crunch got their hands on a draft of Julia Angwin’s forthcoming MySpace tell-all, and they’ve excitedly spilled a few juicy beans.

“Tom Anderson’s real age and youthful hacker activities are well documented in the book. Anguin talks about an obsession Anderson had with ‘an attractive Asian-American in the finance department’ that led to a request that Anderson work from home for months. She also says Anderson was involved in an Asian-focused porn site even after MySpace was acquired by News Corp., a potential PR nightmare, but that Rupert Murdoch (CEO) and Peter Chernin (COO) brushed aside concerns and swept the incident under the rug.”

According to Angwin in Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America, Tom’s 37 or 38 (not the youthful 33 that his MySpace profile purports), and had an interesting tryst with Chase Manhattan Bank’s computer system back in the mid-’80s.

And then there’s this: “Tom Anderson didn’t sign up for MySpace until September 2, 2003, more than two weeks after it launched.” Weird, right?

Suddenly we’re not so sure this is a dude who deserves 256,241,234 friends — or even a Top 8. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and wait until the finished product comes out on March 17 before we delete him. How’s about you?