Twitter has some paying up to do

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo looks worried. Has he sent Kai his check yet?

This final note today, in which by our calculations, Twitter owes Kai Ryssdal some money. 

$5,940 to be exact. 

Alright, so Kai didn't crunch the numbers himself. But Time magazine built an interactive tool that calculates a monetary figure for your Twitter labor by factoring in the number of followers someone has, how many times a day that person tweets, and compounds it by some corporate valuation numbers Twitter put in its IPO prospectus. 

So, then, we did some calculations of our own: Kai could buy 120 pairs of red pants (of the J. Crew $49.50 variety) with that money -- or enough new pairs of pants for every Friday until 2016.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.

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