I recently signed up for @StackJudaism tweets, just to see what's going on here when not logged in. These tweets are automatically sent out by the Stack Exchange, which is done for every SE site.
There is a second twitter account for this site, that I discovered through the comments; this account is run by people. (signed up for this one too!;)
After Shabbos ended last week, I found a number of messages on my phone, tweets from Mi Yodeya. This got me thinking about the permissibility of tweeting on Shabbos, both in and of itself, as well as if these messages could lead to someone being mechallel Shabbos.
In short, there are three questions here:
- May one have his computer do something for him on Shabbos? (Dealt with here)
- Assuming that the actual tweeting is not an issue, is tweeting interesting questions that may lead someone to access the Internet a problem of lifnei iver? (see here)
- Because of lifnei iver, would someone (the moderators? the founder?) have to stop SE's robot account?