Saturday, August 24, 2013

In the Mitt: Revisiting My Twitter Favorites

Do you tap on the star on a tweet to favorite it, but then never come back to it again? That's not a surprise to me. In fact, I always have a vague sense of guilt about favoriting a tweet, essentially a promise to revisit innovative ideas that goes unfulfilled. This blog post is about remembering and sorting my Twitter favorites.
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back." -- Maya Angelou
Here's my something....

1) How to find your Twitter favorites.
If you're not sure about where to find your favorited tweets, don't feel bad! I find them quite easily on my iPad Twitter app, Tweetbot, as well as on Hootsuite for iPad or web. However, looking for your Favorites on Twitter isn't obvious, although it should be.

To get there, you first have to click on Me then go to favorites:

That said, why not just use the link to your favorites, save it as a bookmark on your Internet browser? If you are logged into Twitter, just type in and that will get you in to your Favorites! Obviously, replace the username with your own.

You can also look at other people's favorites to see how their brains are working; simply replace the username for the person whose favorites you want to look at. For example:

  • Doug "Blue Skunk Blog" Johnson -
    Looking at his Favorites, I can see that his last favorite was back on August 2nd when Doug favorited something Dr. Scott Mcleod shared. He uses Favorites the way I track interesting links.
  • Dr. Scott Mcleod -
    Looking at Scott's favorites, I can see that he uses this tool as a way to track the conversations that involve him, probably so he can get back to them easily.

These are two different approaches to using Twitter Favorites and both, of course, are equally valid.

2) In reviewing my Twitter Favorites, I realize how many gems have just been thrown into a treasure chest and left to sparkle in the dark:


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A quote from Someone Needs you to Lead:
Leadership isn’t about rank, position, or power. It’s about sharing. It’s about having the confidence and willingness to serve. Lead your teaching colleagues in an exploration of a new instructional strategy. Lead a student in finding his passion. Lead your department in strengthening their communication methods. Lead a global Twitter conversation. Lead something, somewhere, somehow.
I can't argue with yourself as a leader.

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