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    Here's What Happened To Tom From Myspace, And I Guarantee You Will Be Jealous

    The year is 2021, and the person I envy most is Tom from Myspace.

    Tom from Myspace is somewhat of a BuzzFeed legend.


    He's been featured in approximately 792 BuzzFeed lists.


    He's essentially, for lack of better words, millennials' "first friend."


    One thing millennials like to joke about is Myspace.


    But you can make fun of Myspace all you want, because Myspace Tom is living the dream.

    This was his bio a few years ago:

    Yup, he retired in his thirties.

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    For those who don't know, Tom sold Myspace for $580 million in 2009.

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    This is his current bio:

    In his retirement, he's also picked up surfing, design, and investing. He may or may not be currently in retirement, but he is certainly “living the good life.”

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    Now, let's talk about how he spent the 2010s.

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    Tom spent his 2010s — aka his retirement — traveling around the world taking pictures.

    From gas station hot dogs in Sweden...

    Impressed with Sweden 's variety of gas station hot dogs

    Twitter: @myspacetom karaoke nights in Tokyo....

    Friends in Tokyo hit me up for Karaoke tonight :-)

    Twitter: @myspacetom

    ...and the best places to photograph in Korea.

    I'm heading to Seoul, Korea tomorrow. What's the best thing to photograph there? :-)

    Twitter: @myspacetom

    He's been everywhere:

    Twitter: @myspacetom

    One time, he even tweeted about buying a car in Italy and the rules for taking it into other countries in the EU.

    Europeans! If I buy a car in Italy, can I drive it in any EU country without additional paperwork, border control, or insurance hassle?

    Twitter: @myspacetom

    Now, let's talk about his photography.

    Over the years, he has shared pictures from caves in Iceland:

    The Sahara Desert:

    He's taken to the skies over the Philippines:

    Visited Bhutan:

    Just returned from Bhutan... Glad to be home, but look at the amazing Tiger's Nest - quite a hike in high altitude :)

    Twitter: @myspacetom

    And drove over the Salt Flats of Bolivia:

    Last night in the flooded Salt Flats of Uyuni, Bolivia -- Elevation near 12,000 feet makes for clear skies :)

    Twitter: @myspacetom

    Myspace Tom has probably had the best 2010s out of everyone.

    But that's not all!

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    I'm most envious about Myspace Tom because he has essentially disappeared from all social media for the past two years.

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    He has popped up once or twice for a word or two.

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    One of his most iconic responses was to this viral tweet about how Myspace never sold our data, tried to influence elections, or in general did anything problematic.

    Remember Tom? Remember how he just sold his $500m share in myspace and retired so he could have a nice life? He never sold our data, never tried to influence elections, never lobbied against privacy legislations... what a man. Myspace was just too pure for this world.

    Twitter: @JackDMurphy

    To which Tom came out of retirement with a simple reply:

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