I gave you fifty claps just to make you feel better, but, they have absolutely no monetary value. At one time the pay through the MPP was calculated by claps, but, that is no longer the case. Claps mean nothing as far as the MPP is concerned. It is all based on the amount of time spent reading an article. (How they can calculate that is a mystery to me, but, I still haven't figured out how Google and Amazon follows me all over the internet). So, if you really want to reward someone for a story that you really went bonkers over, I suggest you click on it and then go take a crap, or a shower, or if you are really enthused about the story, maybe go for a run, then a crap, then take a shower; when you return to your screen you can even give it a clap.