Go 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:
- Paul Bradshaw: Blogger, journalist, lecturer at Birmingham City University (blog: Online Journalism Blog)
- Mindy McAdams: Journalist, educator (blog: Teaching Online Journalism)
- Mathew Ingram: Communities Editor of the Globe and Mail (blog: mathewingram.com/work)
- Martin Stabe: Online editor at Retail Week (blog: MartinStabe.com)
- Joey Baker: Business Director for CoPress (blog: byJoeyBaker)
- Shirley Brady: Community editor at BusinessWeek.com
- Patrick LaForge: Editor at The New York Times, City Room
- Mathilde Piard: Multimedia reporter, web producer at the Palm Beach Post
- Saleem Khan: Journalist and news innovation consultant
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.