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What is Myspace Tom doing nowadays? Nothing! He’s still better than Mark “Insipid” Zuckerberg, though.

This is Tom Anderson. You probably remember him from back in the day, when he was everybody’s friend on MySpace. They used to call him “Tom from Myspace”, or “Myspace Tom”.

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What happened to him? Not much. He sold Myspace to News Corp. for $580 million, and after that, the Dolce Vita began. Tom travels, Tom has a laugh, Tom takes a gazillion photos a day, Tom tweets, Instagrams, Google+es, and even Facebooks. The End. Haterz gona hate, as usual, so sometimes people get mad and say bad things about good ol’ Myspace Tom. He fires back.

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More insults coming in 3…2…1, there you go: Sam from Gizmodo says: ‘MySpace Tom Is a Prick’ 

The post is quite interesting, and Sam sounds very excited about the issue: ‘Remember MySpace? No, not the new one, but the old, horrible one, the acne of the Internet, the one with Tom’s dumb face plastered across it? Ever wonder what happened to him? He makes fun of regular people on Twitter.’

More bad words about Tom, and then the friendly advice: ‘Listen Tom: it’s cool that you spray painted a turd to look like gold and sold it to a senile Australian man for half a billion dollars. Good on you. But part of being a lucky, rich guy who is set for life because of ordinary people means not making fun of ordinary people.’

People insult him everywhere, jokes and memes appear overnight, he’s a laughing stock of the Internet. Everywhere.

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Even Urban Dictionary features Tom. Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/nvsuvghOne of the article says: ‘Myspace Tom – The guy who made the horror of Myspace. “Hey, I’m Tom, and I ruined millions of lives. THX.”

A few years ago, Tom was everybody’s friend. Now he’s alone.

Jasmine Gardner writes on the Evening Standard: ‘I deleted my (Myspace) account years ago. To be embarrassingly honest, I was more of a Bebo girl. MySpace Tom wasn’t my best mate.’ ‘Although these days he has retired on his millions, is holidaying in Hawaii (according to Twitter, where he is more active) and dabbling in photography, he still has his old profile pic because, as he tweeted: “If I used a new pic it would break the Internet; my pic has been viewed more than the mona lisa bitch.”’

Poor Myspace Tom. Nobody likes him. And he don’t care. 

And you know what? I kind of like him, as I will never understand why millionaires still work 27 hours a day, when life is about being happy, seeing places, spending time with the people you love, and trying to be a better man, father, and terrestrian. Moreover, the guy who changed the way people interact through technology shows us how to use social media in order to tell a story and to engage with his followers. Win.

Who else is doing that? David “Boring” Karp, or Mark “Insipid” Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla “Uninteresting” Chan, posting pictures of their monotonous puppy? Come on now, kids.

By the way, check Tom’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/myspacetom

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Enjoy some sweet photos on his Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/myspacetom

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He even uses Google+! One of their fifteen active users…(https://plus.google.com/+myspacetom/posts)

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Burberry Kisses VS Send your Kiss! Caresse by L’Oréal. Stolen Kisses?

Burberry has done something pretty cool, again. When it comes to social media – among other things – the brand is always definitely ahead of the game.

From The Next Web: ‘Kissing online: Google and Burberry let you send a personalized smooch to a loved one.

Kissing someone across the globe has never been more real. With Burberry and Google’s newly-launched sweet little idea to spread some love across the globe in a more personalized way, you get your own kiss imprint to send on to your loved ones (say goodbye to generic images of a kiss!).’

Simply go to Burberry Kisses to send a letter sealed with your kiss. Once there, capture your kiss – or do it on your iPhone, by caressing the screen with your lips, for instance – and some lucky girl/boy will see your love fly away to reach her/him.

Here’s the YouTube video that explains how things work.

But there is a tiny detail. Have a look at the comments to the post on The Next Web, and you will notice that some user posted a link to a very very very similar experiment: Send your Kiss! Caresse by L’Oréal.

Here’s a screenshot.

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A post about it, written a few months ago, by CREAM.

And the video.

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Here’s Why Online Concept Stores Should Have A Music Player / feat. Colette, Google, Spotify, and Friedrich Nietzsche.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

Spotify hit 6 million users a month ago, SoundCloud is expanding and getting stronger, and, in very recent news, we saw that Google is about to launch Google Play Music All Access (read more here: http://techcrunch.com/2013/05/15/google-play-music-all-access/)

 

We listen to music everywhere, at all times, we dance to it and walk to it, changing the pace according to the tempo, our personal soundtrack to our personal music video. In other words, music is part and parcel of that cocktail of experiences, colours, sounds, sensations and situations we call “life”, and, consequently, part of a “lifestyle”. Now, we see and hear the word “lifestyle” written and whispered everywhere, but this concept has not yet been digitised in an effective and comprehensive way, from websites to social media, by too many brands.

Especially now that virtually every shop is bragging about being a lifestyle/concept store, the time has finally come to get a music player on your website.

 

The following concept stores are doing a great job, applying the following equation:

They are authorities + they always propose new and fresh things + they sell a lifestyle, not just mere products + therefore people tend to listen to them + and visit their shops/websites/blogs/etc. in order to get inspired and find new clothes/images/sounds = THEY HAVE A MUSIC PLAYER!

Colette, Paris

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Image source https://www.facebook.com/www.colette.fr

10 Corso Como, Milan

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Image source http://alliumb.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/36-hours-in-milan.html

Urban Outfitters

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Image source http://www.thedogandwardrobe.com/2012/04/22/the-dog-wardrobe-at-urban-outfitters/

Now, despite the fact that and old but gold article entitled ‘10 Reasons Websites Should Not Play Music’ features some good points, we have to remember the aforementioned equation, and the simple fact that, as usual, if you offer good and sticky content to users, they will be back for more. Therefore, if Colette manages to engage visitors and keep them on the website for longer thanks to their music player, and even make them come back on a regular basis, they will eventually sell more. Easy.

 

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Google Street View maps the Grand Canyon? Cool. ‘The Nine Eyes of Google Street View’? AMAZING.

Google brings Street View to the Grand Canyon. Impressive.

But have you seen the series of Street View discoveries made by Canadian artist Jon Rafman?

‘The Nine Eyes of Google Street View’ / See more here: http://9-eyes.com/

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