Why Aren't More Tech People Like 'MySpace Tom'?
As life-changing as technology has been over the years, what really ropes people in are the personalities behind it all. Nobody would make a The Social Network movie if Mark Zuckerberg's dickbaggery weren't so pervasive that it honestly needs two more films to cover. Nobody would pay nearly as much attention to Elon Musk if he weren't shooting cars into space or smoking weed with Joe Rogan.
Which brings us to Tom Anderson -- better known as your first friend on MySpace. He sold MySpace for about half a billion bucks and has been living it up pretty much ever since. But here's the key difference: "MySpace Tom" didn't use that money to start newer, more dystopian misadventures. He's just taking travel photos around the world on Instagram and playing with his drone. And not even in a weird "tech-bro spying on you" way.