At first glance it may seem somewhat strange for news organizations to favorite Tweets from their main account. After all, can you really be non-biased AND have “favorites?” But the “Activity Feed” is Twitter’s new beating heart, and if you watch it for long enough you’ll notice that different organizations dole out favorites in surprising ways.
Disclosure: @BuzzFeed favs a bunch of stuff with few discernible patterns (stuff from staffers, reactions to posts, etc).
- Justice Antonin Scalia, who served almost 30 years on the Supreme Court as one of its most prominent and influential conservative voices, died Saturday. He was 79.
- U.S. Republican presidential candidates debated for the first time since Donald Trump's win in New Hampshire, and it got intense.
- Bitterly cold temperatures and arctic winds began freezing large swathes of the U.S. Northeast ❄️