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 ...
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 ...