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If you're one of the company's 230 million users, you helped out, right? So what's your share of the riches?

There's an app for that.

A nifty tool created by Time allows you to plug in any Twitter username to discover exactly how valuable your Twitter Feed is to the company. According to Time, Justin Bieber tops the list of most valuable tweeters, and is owed some $20.9 million for his prolific work on the site.

How about one of the men who helped ring the opening bell for Twitter, beloved actor Patrick Stewart? Time's calculator has him owed $13,631, based on his nearly 730,000 followers and Tweet rate of 0.6 tweets per day.

Pop singer Katy Perry, who averages three tweets per day and has nearly 47 million followers, looks to be owed about $4.4 million.

To come up with their calculator, Time used Twitter's claim of delivering 200 billion Tweets per day and divided that by the company's $24.9 billion value after the first day of trading. That comes to 12.45 cents "per daily eyeball on the site." Time then factored in tweets per day, the user's number of followers and an estimate of how engaged those followers actually are.

Will these celebrities, or anyone else using Twitter, actually see this money? Obviously no.

"The largest hole in this estimate is that the value of Twitter reflects not its current user base but it's potential to grow," said Time. "So go ahead and give back about half of your earnings -- if you're feeling honest."



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Someone point me to a tweet--just one--that I'd consider to be valuable enough that I'd pay money for it.  Then I'll agree with the premise.


Until then, Twitter can ###### off and die.

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