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A bit of history here. Back in December of 2010, I was asked by Jeff Atwood to write a Twitter bot that tweeted popular questions from Stack Exchange sites. I completed this just before Christmas and the code I wrote was eventually integrated into the Stack Exchange codebase. Now, I have no idea how much of the original code remains. However, I can point ...


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Documenting whatever I could find about the workings of the Twitter bot: Tweets a link to a question every 3 hours. Tweets a link to a newly bountied question. Any question that is considered "hot" by the system. Some of the publicly noted factors are: The question score must be >=1. The question must not have a close vote on it. The algorithm (possibly ...


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