Just wanted to let everyone know that we are testing out using
@StackGaming @TheArqade manually. Until very recently, @TheArqade was only used to autotweet questions from our site, but we think that Twitter can be a really effective tool for engaging with the Stack Exchange Gaming community as well as other big gamers. If you decide you want to follow @TheArqade, you can expect to see more varied content, including
- Great questions and answers
- Blog posts from our site
- Contest announcements
- Industry news - such as game releases and posts from places like IGN, etc.
We will also make an effort to follow and highlight our users, as outlined in this post. Along those same lines, interacting with @TheArqade 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 @TheArqade and @AskDifferent 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.