@CharlieSheen Sets Guinness World Record, Makes TwitPic Over $10,000
Sheen's stunning popularity may also be a boon for third-party Twitter services like TwitPic. Thanks to America's morbid curiosity, images posted from the @CharlieSheen account have racked up a staggering amount of views. For instance, the photo above of Sheen posing with a bottle of chocolate milk and a porn star is swiftly approaching 1.5 million views. (The iconic image of Flight 1549 floating in the Hudson River has managed just under 700,000 views in its significantly longer time online.) Sheen's six TwitPic postings are estimated to have made just under $10,000 for the service, or about $1,600 per image. (That number could be significantly higher or lower, based on how many ads the company sold and how much they were sold for.) Sheen's public meltdown probably won't earn TwitPic founder Noah Everett enough to immediately retire, but it's certainly helping the company towards its goal of $3 million to $4 million in revenue.