Tom Anderson

  • RocketFrog Wants To Build The Largest Social Casino On The Web, Myspace Tom Joins As Advisor

    RocketFrog Wants To Build The Largest Social Casino On The Web, Myspace Tom Joins As Advisor

    Today brings another entrant into the social gambling space with RocketFrog, which is setting out to bring casino entertainment to Facebook with the launch of a free-to-play online casino that offers players the chance to win real prizes. Traditionally, online casino players participate in the casino gaming experience recreationally, with the rewards being the opportunity to socialize with friends… Read More

  • Is G+ Putting Facebook On The Defensive?

    Is G+ Putting Facebook On The Defensive?

    If it's not obvious yet, Google+ is going to be able to "undercut" Facebook when it comes to game developers and platform transactions. Instead of taking a 30% cut of all Farmville seeds (or whatever people are buying), Google will be able to take a smaller percentage for themselves. They may even take nothing. And when it comes to "monetization" on the G+ "website," Google's trump card against… Read More

  • Five Things I Learned At MySpace That Could Help Google+

    Five Things I Learned At MySpace That Could Help Google+

    This is just a guess, but I'd bet money that Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz probably feel like their heads are going to explode. Anyone on the G+ team who really cares about G+ is probably getting very little sleep, and are annoying their friends and family with their one-track G+ minds. There's been such an amazing amount of feedback, the Google+ team can't help but be overwhelmed--and what we… Read More

  • How To Build An Audience On The Internet: The Kevin Rose School Vs. The Fred Wilson School

    How To Build An Audience On The Internet: The Kevin Rose School Vs. The Fred Wilson School

    Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. What kind of content creator are you? Kevin Rose or Fred Wilson? Blogging or "self-publishing" in any form was supposed to democratize and revolutionize the media industry. Content creators no longer needed mainstream platforms to get their voices heard. Bloggers weren't… Read More