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About Me

I'm Tom and I'm here to help you. Send me a message if you're confused by anything.Before asking me a question, please check the FAQ to see if your question has already been answered.

I may have been on your friend list when you signed up. If you don't want me to be, click "Edit Friends" and remove me!

Also, feel free to tell me what features you want to see on MySpace and if I think it's cool, we'll do it!

My Interests

Internet, Movies, Reading, Karaoke, Language, Culture, History of Communism, Philosophy, Singing/Writing Music, Running, Finding New Food, Hiking, Travel, Building alternate communities

I'd like to meet:

I'd like to meet people who educate, inspire or entertain me... I have a few close friends I've known all my life. I'd like to make more.


Bands: Beatles, Superdrag, Jackson 5, Weezer, Sex Pistols, The Carpenters, Vain, Radiohead, Teenage Fanclub, Rocket from the Crypt, Pitchfork, Oasis, Rialto, Supergrass, Travis, The Doors, Cheap Trick, Simple Plan, Alice Cooper, KISS, A*TEENS, The Beach Boys, The Velvet Underground, Journey
Solo Artists: Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, Brendan Benson, David Bowie, Rick Springfield, Barry Manilow, Paul Stanley Solo Album, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart
Singers: Michael Jackson (age 14 & under), Karen Carpenter, Whitney Houston (particularly The Bodyguard soundtrack), George Michael, Louie Louie, Robin Zander, Frank Sinatra, Steve Perry, Gerard Way, Kelly Clarkson
Albums: Appetite for Destruction - Guns & Roses; Life - The Cardigans; A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles; Dookie - Green Day; Blue - Weezer; One Missisipi - Brendan Benson; Two Steps from the Move - Hanoi Rocks; Led Zeppelin I, The Doors, In The Valley of Dying Stars - SuperDrag; Survivor When Seconds Count - Rick Springfield, Working Class Dog - Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here - The Shore
Instruments: The Er Hu, Piano, certain guitar tones (Rocket from the Crypt, Sex Pistols, Rolling Stones)
MySpace Artists: Limbeck , Butch Walker , The Fictions , The Ettes , Feable Weiner , Billionaire Boys Club , Halfway Home , The Pacific , The Honorary Title , Stranded Alone , Kill Hannah , FallOutBoy , Melee , The Shore , The Summer Obsession , Kino , Cary Brothers , The Volunteers , The Howl , Head Automatica , Seel Fresh , Jupiter Sunrise , Keane , Say Anything . Tsar , Much The Same , Plain White T's !


Films: Lawrence of Arabia, Ben Hur, Patton, Spartacus, Gandhi, The 10 Commandments, Apocalypse Now, Beauty & The Beast (the cartoon), Thin Red Line, Titanic, Gladiator, The Patriot, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Un Coeur en Hiver, The Empire of the Sun, Gone With the Wind, The Godfather, 2001, Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, Deer Hunter, Mean Streets, Grease, Urban Cowboy, Saturday Night Fever, The Sound of Music, Copland, Dances With Wolves, Good Will Hunting

Directors: Kubrick, Francis Copolla, Steven Spielberg


Desperate Housewives, Lost, 24, American Idol, Grey's Anatomy, Prison Break


Nietzsche, George Orwell, Milan Kundera, Laurens van der Post


Friedrich Nietzsche, Laurens van der Post, Frederick Dolan

My Blog

Exit Warning on MySpace

You may have noticed a warning page when clicking a link to a non-MySpace website. There is nothing to be alarmed about. The warning does not mean the website is unsafe. The warning is simply the...
Posted by Tom on Tue, 12 Feb 2008 06:02:00 PST

part II: nav & the home page

Here's Part II of my Nav updated ! (Go back and read yesterday's post if you haven't!) So everyone reacted very positively to the new nav, that's great news. Since the new nav has a lot of t...
Posted by Tom on Fri, 18 Apr 2008 01:27:00 PST

part I: first look at the new nav

Hey Folks - We've been working on a new, simplified navigation bar for MySpace. The new nav only has seven main links: Home, Mail, Profile, Friends, Music, MySpaceTV, and More. It also has two sub-lin...
Posted by Tom on Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:50:00 PST

some things to know about friend subscriptions!

Hey folks! Just wanted to say a few words about the friend subscriptions feature! We’ve had this for several months, but I think many people are not aware of what it can do/how it works.First, i...
Posted by Tom on Fri, 04 Apr 2008 05:57:00 PST

protect yourself from phishing!

hey folks -  Have you ever received a bulletin or comment from your friend that you know they did not really send to you? It's probably because they got "phished" and a spammer is using their acc...
Posted by Tom on Thu, 07 Feb 2008 07:40:00 PST

myspace updates!

so we rolled out the new home page today - try it out! you can try and come back to the classic view at anytime if you don't like it. (and no, we are not phasing out the classic view.) we're going to ...
Posted by Tom on Thu, 27 Sep 2007 03:39:00 PST

new homepage look

So we've been working on a new widescreen home page design here. Thinking of launching this in a few weeks, but I wanted to see what people thought about. You'll be able to stay with the classic opti...
Posted by Tom on Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:50:00 PST

whats going on with friend counts?

OK, people seem very confused about this friend count / deleting friend issue, so here's a more thorough explanation.Friend counts on MySpace are often inaccurate. If your profile says you have 400 fr...
Posted by Tom on Mon, 27 Aug 2007 03:32:00 PST

extended network

have you ever wondered what the heck the "extended network" meant? well, since we added the status and mood updates today, and the phrase 'extended network' may someday be forgotten, i thought i'...
Posted by Tom on Sat, 14 Jul 2007 08:40:00 PST

am i online?

i hid my 'online now status' about 2 years ago because people message me so much more when i'm online, i just found that i couldn't keep up with the messages... now whenever i turn it on for 5 second...
Posted by Tom on Mon, 02 Jul 2007 02:22:00 PST