By now everyone is familiar with Tom - the MySpace founder who is (at least initially) everyone's "Friend No. 1". Well, it turns out there is more than one Tom floating around out there. Here is a brief intro to some of the better known Tom's on MySpace:
This is the original Tom, founder of MySpace who inserts himself
into all of our lives at the very moment we break down and sign up for
a MySpace page. I'm sure he spends his time schmoozing with his 130 million +
close personal friends.
Hometown: Los Angeles
Heroes: Friedrich Nietzsche, Laurens van der Post, Frederick Dolan
MySpace Song: Mr. Right (Mickey Avalon)
Black Tom is a hilarious play on the original Tom. His home page parallels the original Tom's, including his vow to help others understand MySpace, "Send me a message if you're confused by anything or you want to go out straight pimpin'." Black Tom has spawned dozens of imposters - causing Black Tom to change his name to TheRealBlackTom, and dozens more users use his picture as their own.
Hometown: In da hood
Heroes: His mom
Ozzie is the designated Tom in Japan. Via Business Week, It was decided that when MySpace launched on November 15 in Japan, it would be "culturally relevant" to have a Japanese Tom. Enter Ozzie. (The original Tom plays Tom in Austrailia, Britain, France, Germany and Ireland.)
Heroes: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
MySpace Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Jake Shimabukuro)