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@OnPointRadio = $5,928?

Twitter’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange this week may have won a lot of Wall Street converts (on its first day of trading, $TWTR closed at $44.90, a remarkable 73 percent above its initial share price of $26), but it also left many outside observers curious about how the social media service could actually be worth so many billions of dollars when it still can’t quite generate actual profits. And if Twitter has raised so much money off its ‘always on’ interface, why haven’t regular users seen some of that cash flow?

The fine folks at TIME magazine created a great interactive tool this week to figure out how much newly-flush Twitter “owes” its 230 million users. Now, there’s no real way anybody will get any of this money that TIME says is owed them (see their calculation methodology here), but we here at On Point wondered just how much money @OnPointRadio might be worth.

The result?

A paltry $5,929.

With a potential daily eye-ball reach of 190,486, we’d like to think that we’re worth a bit more than $6,000 (we’re so close!), but that doesn’t mean we don’t have an engaged army of followers.

Other members of staff were curious about their own Twitter worth.

Host Tom Ashbrook? $94. (@TomAshbrookNPR)

Digital associate producer Nick Andersen? $292. (@nicktheandersen)

Associate producer Sam Gale Rosen? $1. (@samgalerosen)

Associate producer Dean Russell? $6. (@deanwrussell)

What about you? how much does Twitter “owe” you? Let us know in the comments below, or @OnPointRadio, of course. (We’d love to get over that $6,000 hurdle.)

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