A certain Reading councillor being left out of pocket courtesy of a message sent during Question Time has led Scrapbook to speculate idly as to the most costly tweets dispatched into the ether.

Here are a few (mostly unintentional) expensive missives:

  1. CNN middle east editor Octavia Nasr was given her P45 for expressing admiration for a dead Hezbollah cleric.
  2. Comedian Catherine Deveney was sacked by Australian newspaper The Age for writing that she hoped an 11-year-old “gets laid”.
  3. Basketball team owner Mark Cuban was ordered to pay $25,000 for publicly criticising NBA officials.
  4. Liverpool striker Ryan Babel was fined £10,000 for tweeting a mocked up picture of referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United shirt.
  5. Councillor Warren Swaine lost his £4,325pa Special Responsibility Allowance after he was sacked for a remark about black MP Chuka Umunna.
  6. Celebs such as Snoop Dogg can earn $3,000 for a tweet endorsing a product, with Kim Kardashian netting up to $10,000 for messaging her 6.2m followers.
  7. The Conservatives’ Cash Gordon campaign was at one point costing the party £15 per tweet generated.

But with all this money flying around it’s reassuring to know that not all social network messages cost the earth.

Scrapbook contributors Conor Pope and Nathan Trout will tweet for food.

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