Not a shock: Twitter’s shares, which went public Thursday, are trading down a little today. Shares you might have paid 50 bucks for yesterday are down to 43 dollars and change. That statement is not a suggestion you should buy or sell TWTR or any other security.
But if you feel left out of the latest tech IPO gold rush, here’s a little bit of fun, called to my attention by KQED’s Aarti Shahani, from Time’s Chris Wilson: This Is How Much Money Twitter Owes You.
Wilson and Time put together a little calculator that crunches the following variables for Twitter account holders: How long you’ve had your account, how many tweets you’ve sent out into the Twittersphere, and the putative value of those tweets based on how many messages the service says it delivers every day and the company’s current market capitalization.
Time’s calculator is really kind of cool: Just put in your account name and it spits out your contribution to Twitter’s current value. For me, it’s $38. That compares to $5.1 million for President Obama’s account and nearly $21 million for Justin Bieber’s.
I’ll use my account “value” to buy the pizza and beer. I’ll let those guys pick up the tip.
Sorry to be redundant, but check it out: Time’s This Is How Much Money Twitter Owes You.