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Broadcasting User-Activity over Twitter

If I use the tweet functionality of the SE range of sites, can you please tweet me if someone comments or answers one of my questions. Or, comments on an answer ?

  • Why? What's wrong with all of the existing notification mechanisms? The ones on the site work just fine, and if necessary, you can request to be e-mailed this information.
    – Cody Gray
    Aug 3, 2011 at 17:38
  • Check out this question and answer. Besides, if Jon Skeet thinks "it has problems", you probably wouldn't want it anyway. :) Aug 3, 2011 at 17:39
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    Right; one of the primary issues is that it doesn't scale. Imagine if you were an active contributor to the site like Jon Skeet or many others. You wouldn't want all of this being twitted. That's one of the reasons why email is consolidated and only sent around once a day. We don't want to overwhelm your inbox.
    – Cody Gray
    Aug 3, 2011 at 17:44

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No, this is not the intended function of the Twitter bots.

It'd also be technically complicated, as DM's are constrained and generic @tweets would be really sucky for anyone not you following the bots.

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