In the Resources section of Twitter’s website are some useful tools for giving cross-platform visibility to your content. Some of them will let you display content from Twitter onto your blog or other website. Meanwhile, others help you share content going the other way.
One of the widgets, called the Faves widget, is a great little tool I like to use to display micro-testimonials on my blog. Micro-testimonials are those cool little mentions I get from my Twitter contacts (a.k.a., followers) that leave me beaming like an idiot the rest of the day. 🙂 (What can I say, I love it when folks say nice things about me.)
The gist of the Faves widget is to simply display tweets that you’ve chosen as a “favorite” on Twitter. If you have the widget installed on your blog or website, then tweets that you tag as a favorite will display on your website instantaneously. (That’s it there on the right side with the title “Honorable Mentions.” You can also see it here in case you’re reading this post after one of those days when I decide to re-jigger everything on blog cleanup day.)
Turns out, most people (me included until recently) have pretty much ignored the favorites feature on Twitter. After all, there are so many to keep track of. And, until now, I figured that I’d just as soon RT a tweet I liked. Maybe you feel the same way.
But, with the Faves widget in place, you might now be compelled to reconsider its benefit to you as a way to quickly and efficiently display honorable mentions of you, your business, your projects or accomplishments.
What do you think? Thumbs up? Thumbs down? What other benefits can you think of for using favorites on Twitter?