Use friends’ favorites to find folks to follow on Twitter

Favorite starGo to a friend’s Twitter page and click on the “Favorites” link on the right. You’ll probably find either an empty list, tweets about your friend, or a bunch of great tweets by people you might not know — people you might want to follow.

If you’re interested in journalism, click on the names in this list to see each person’s list of favorite tweets:

And here are a couple of tools that can help you find more “favorited” tweets:

  • Favotter collects popular tweets, based on the number of people who saved the tweets as favorites. It also lets you enter a Twitter username to see who has “favorited” that user’s tweets. 
  • Favrd is similar to Favotter, but only tracks tweets that are fun, amusing, and often inappropriate for work. It includes a search box to find tweets containing particular words.

If you found this post useful, make sure to read about how you can use Backtweets to find people to follow on Twitter.