There is a twitter account with our name that has no tweets or followers and isn't following anyone. My fervent hope is that someone in the Ask Different community is squatting on it in case a use for it arises.

Ask Different's current twitter account is bundled with the accounts for all of the rest of the SE sites. Configuring and implementing a new function for the Stack exchange twitter accounts is going to take a lot of time and discussion, but a good first step is at least to make the name of the twitter account consistent with Ask Different's branding.

If the owner of the account is not in our community, we will go through twitter's proper channels to claim the account. But that's the hard way. I'm hoping it'll be easy.

So: do you own @askdifferent or know who does?

  • Do you want opinions on the current use of StackApple aired here or should I open a new meta?
    – bmike Mod
    Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 15:28
  • @bmike: Open a new meta question. Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 15:32
  • @bmike: hold off for a second, if you would. We're having a discussion with Joel about the twitters right now, there'll be an update pending.
    – hairboat
    Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 15:37
  • The StackApple answer at meta.apple.stackexchange.com/questions/433/… has been edited pending an answer to this @askdifferent question. Commented Aug 6, 2011 at 5:36
  • any luck??????? Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 21:29
  • @KyleCronin not yet :(
    – hairboat
    Commented Aug 11, 2011 at 20:53

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We DO! (We being the employees of Stack Exchange)

After this question was asked, 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 :-)

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    So awesome - great work for all concerned in getting this for the site to have.
    – bmike Mod
    Commented May 17, 2012 at 17:20

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