Updating myspace background
It was your personal brand before it was a via email.[But] it's like looking at your old high school yearbook, and being like, "Ohhhh, I love that guy!Despite the time-slowing effect that great wealth might have on your physical appearance, there’s no way Anderson still looks like that. When you Google Image search “tom from myspace,” you’ll see a quilt of this one image stitched together over and over.And yet the photo remains his Twitter profile picture to this day. It’s as if from the moment this picture was taken, Tom Anderson went into hiding and this photo got plastered on the side of a million milk cartons.
And it ignores the fact that the Mona Lisa is centuries old.
His Instagram bio is “retired and taking photos.” In fact, when I emailed Anderson to ask him about his attachment to his profile picture, he declined to comment and said he would prefer to talk about his work as a photographer (but not Let’s talk about the second point, because it’s impossible to predict what will “break the internet” or quantify the results of such breakage. The Louvre had 8.6 million visitors in 2015, according to a museum press release.
Assuming everyone who goes to the Louvre also looks at the Mona Lisa, that’s 8.6 million views in one year.
Number of views doesn’t translate to cultural significance, but few images of tech founders (or of celebrities) are more immediately recognizable. Would you know who this man was if you ran into him on the street?
The most obvious reason for Anderson to keep using this photo is that Anderson’s profile picture is more brand logo than profile.So with the default home page this underwhelming, what is a My Spacer to do? One of My Space’s greatest features is its ability to let you skin your own home page. Second, we’ve been building a lot of new social components into Newsvine over the past several weeks and I wanted a good reference point for what is already done well online and what could be improved. The first thing I did was search Google for sites which specialized in My Space customizations.