Stack Exchange offers some amount of Twitter integration (for example see @StackWorkplace).
Do we want to add this to the Vi site?
Update: It's been added.
Update: I sent an email to the good folks at Stack Exchange, and this was their reply:
Unfortunately Twitter does not actually allow bot-style Twitter accounts in the fashion that we use them by default and they kept getting flagged and blocked by their system. The process for getting them "pardoned" so to speak is excessively annoying, so we do not create or integrate Twitter accounts with new sites anymore. You're welcome to create your own Twitter account for your site and use it, but just be aware that bot-like activity is likely to get the account blocked on their service.
So that solves that :-)
I set up a preliminary account at https://twitter.com/ViStackExchange – more later.
I would say yes, but I would prefer not automatically posting with the Twitter bot. From How does the twitter bot work?:
[it is] set up to automatically tweet a new status every 3 hours. According to this answer by Nick Craver there is a "hotness" algorithm based on views over a certain period of time.
Personally, I'd much rather post a single high quality post every few days (or even weeks) rather than post mediocre (or bad) questions that just so happened to be the "hottest" one today.
This would mean people would have to manually curate and post stuff. This can be done by moderators and possibly some long-standing members of the community. We can work out the details of this later.
I'm not sure if it's possible to have the Twitter link appear in the site overview and such without using the Twitter bot; this is something we'll have to ask the Stack Exchange team. Personally I wouldn't consider it that much of a loss, since the Twitter link doesn't seem to be prominently displayed anyway (can you discover that The Workplace has a Twitter account? I can't).
As a side note, do we want to do anything with existing twitter accounts on Vim?
I've seen a few times those accounts sharing posts from stackoverflow/vi.stackexchange...
Could we imagine contacting them so they share some good quality posts?