Now that Twitter has gone public and is trading for $41 a share today, people are starting to think about how much value each of its users are generating for the company. Twitter as a whole is valued at $24.9 billion! Do you think you may have contributed to that with your witty Tweets? TIME has a calculator, which takes into account how many followers a user has, how many Tweets they generate, how old the account is, and some other factors, like an "ignore" rate of 75%. I entered my personal account, which is not very active. I figured it might be worth somewhere in the vicinity of zero.
What? I don't Tweet that much! Then I remembered I signed up for a service that Tweets every time I post something on my personal blog. That accounts for most of those Tweets. Still, the value I add to Twitter pales in comparison to some of the Twitter accounts I follow, such as these entertainers.
And these science bloggers.
If you want to calculate the value of your own Twitter account, you can just enter the account name into the calculator at TIME Newsfeed. If you want to buy stock in Twitter, that will take real money.