Just wanted to let everyone know we are going to turn back on autotweeting of @AskDifferent for the time being. We experimented with tweeting manually, and now we want to see what will happen in terms of engagement if go back to autotweeting questions from our site. Right now, we haven't made any decisions about if/when we will go back to manual tweeting.
Update - we were able to find and acquire the twitter handle @askdifferent! From now on, we will be using @askdifferent instead of @stackapple, so remember that if you want to @ reply or mention us.
Psst - if you don't follow @askdifferent already, feel free to do so :-)
Just wanted to let everyone know that we are testing out using @StackApple manually. Until very recently, @StackApple was only used to autotweet questions from our site, but we think that Twitter can be a really effective tool for engaging with the Ask Different community as well as other power users of Apple products. If you decide you want to follow @StackApple, you can expect to see more varied content, including
- Great questions and answers
- Blog posts from our site
- Contest announcements
- Industry news - such as product releases and posts from places like MacRumors, TUAW, etc.
We will also make an effort to follow and highlight our users, as outlined in this post. Along those same lines, interacting with @StackApple on Twitter will be an easy way for people (users and non-users) to contact an employee of Stack Exchange.
Please be aware that this is an experiment to see whether investing resources in Twitter is a worthwhile way to grow the site. For now, only @StackApple and @StackGaming are being controlled manually. This may or may not happen with other sites in the future, based on whether this experiment is successful. Decisions about other sites' Twitter accounts will be made after this experiment is concluded. We don't have a date set for those decisions, or the end of this trial run.
Feedback on how the Twitters are being handled is welcome. Feel free to post comments, suggestions, etc. as answers here.