How much is 140 characters worth? A cool $31 billion

BY newsdesk  November 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM EST


Graphic by Elizabeth Shell/PBS NewsHour

Twitter’s first day out in public wasn’t too shabby.

In the course of Thursday trading, the company saw its share price vault between $26 to more than $50. When the dust settled, each share was trading for $44.90, meaning the little internet startup that could of seven years ago is worth more than $31 billion today. That puts it in second place for the internet company’s first day: Facebook holds the record and Google is No. 3.

As the Facebook IPO story shows, that could all change tomorrow. But for now, the company finally has a hard market value.

What does this mean for tweeters?

You’re worth $135, each and every 230 million of you. With 87 characters to spare.