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Please forgive my ignorance of tweeting, twitter, and other words matching tw.*

I was editing one of my previous questions, and noticed that it had been tweeted

tweet

This also happened to one of my recent answers, which I discovered by accident again while viewing the edits.

So, to the questions:

  • Who tweets them officially for tex.sx?
  • How do I know what has been tweeted other than by viewing the editing history?

Just for fun: John Cleese apparently calls his followers 'twots'.

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    I'm also curious about it. :) By the way, we need a john-cleese tag. – Paulo Cereda Nov 21 '12 at 11:16
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    I guess you need to follow this thingy on twitter : twitter.com/StackTeX and the tweets are done based on some algorithm probably and who knows what it is. Some show up as can you answer this? some comes out as great answer so there is more to it than just randomly tweeting questions. – percusse Nov 21 '12 at 11:30
  • @percusse if you have a reference, then your comment sounds like an answer :) – cmhughes Nov 21 '12 at 16:08
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    See Twitter Question Feeds for Stack Exchange and the comments, as a reference. – Stefan Kottwitz Nov 21 '12 at 17:27
  • @StefanKottwitz that sounds like the answer to my first question- thanks! :) how would I know if I have been tweeted though? I suppose that would make me a tweetee? :) – cmhughes Nov 21 '12 at 18:28
  • @cmhughes To get a comprehensive answer, it might be helpful to edit this question to be applicable to any site in the SE network and migrate it to Meta Stack Exchange. – doncherry Nov 26 '12 at 16:54
  • @doncherry yes, that's a good idea- how would I migrate it? Presumably I'd need a moderator to do it.... – cmhughes Nov 26 '12 at 16:55
  • @cmhughes Yes, I don't think we have a migration path to Meta Stack Exchange here, so you'll need to flag your post for moderator attention. But since folks are comparably aggressive about closing posts over there (or migrating them back), I'd ensure the question's network-wide applicability there, and also that your question focuses on something that's not already explained in the blog post Stefan hinted to. – doncherry Nov 26 '12 at 17:01
  • Related (virtually identical) post on Meta.SO without answer: Is there a way to check if a post has been sent to Twitter? – Werner Dec 29 '12 at 8:31

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