Tom… You accepted his friendship blindly, and you’ve probably kept him on your friends list. But is Tom really who you think he is?

Some recent digging has argued that Tom Anderson, everyone’s first “friend”, might be lying about his age. His profile says he’s 32, but how old is he really?

We first heard 40. We dug a little online and came up with nothing. But then we got a senior person at MySpace to talk to us about it off record at the Web 2.0 Summit last week: this person confirmed that he’s really “36 or 37? and that MySpace has been trying to keep this quiet for some time.

But why, Tom? Aren’t friends supposed to be honest with one another?

[via TechCrunch]