Looking at the edit history for this question I noticed this:

Tweeted twitter.com/StackElectronix/status/894887081784344577

I have seen it on other questions. What is the significance of this? I assume it's a bot, but why does it happen? (And what's with the name?)

  • \$\begingroup\$ Doesn't have a very definitive answer but there's a bit about it here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/183407/…. They're delayed a bit so crap likely to get closed / deleted doesn't get tweeted but no idea where the name came from. \$\endgroup\$
    – PeterJ
    Aug 8 '17 at 12:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Should probably have a mod bump this up to SE.meta \$\endgroup\$
    – Voltage Spike Mod
    Aug 9 '17 at 4:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ I believe tweeted posts are the one that reach the "hot" list. \$\endgroup\$
    – dim
    Aug 15 '17 at 19:26

My guess is its a bot that has somehow hooked into old functionality of the site that was never turned off.

There used to be a "tweet this" button


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