Measuring the Lakers' Twitter value
Every time Ron Artest tweets a random thought, Lamar Odom tweets a love note to Khloe Kardashian or Devin Ebanks tweets a nugget about getting acquainted with Los Angeles, their TweetValue goes ka-ching.
TweetValue is a website that claims to determine how much your Twitter account is worth ... though the site's explanation is pretty tongue in cheek.
"This service was created by the Swedish entrepreneur and developer Jonas Lejon. The value is calculated with a Ph.D algoritm that is based on the public information available on your Twitter profile. uuhm. not really :-)"
After discovering the Twitter value of various members of the Lakers, I discovered a few things. Artest is getting slighted. Odom could buy a new car off his Twitter use. And Theo Ratliff would probably only get two trips to the gas station off his. Clearly, the Lakers still a long way to go before surpassing President Obama ($134,085), Lady Gaga ($102,848) and Britney Spears ($102,476), who rank in the top three overall in TweetValue, marking possibly the only instance in which these three will be connected.
Lakers forward Lamar Odom (RealLamarOdom) -- $50,558
Lakers guard Derek Fisher (derekfisher) -- $39,688
Lakers forward Matt Barnes (Matt_Barnes22) -- $4,794
Lakers guard Shannon Brown (ShannonBrown) -- $4,759
Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic (SashaVujacic) -- $4,692
Lakers forward Ron Artest (RONARTESTCOM) --$3,401
Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss (JeanieBuss) -- $3,346
Lakers forward Devin Ebanks (DevinEbanks3) -- $1,961
Lakers guard Steve Blake (SteveBlake5) -- $767
Lakers forward Derrick Caracter (RebuildCaracter) -- $155
Lakers center Theo Ratliff (shotblocker42) -- $60
-- Mark Medina
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