tweetstorm

noun

tweet·​storm ˈtwēt-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce tweetstorm (audio)
variants or tweet storm
plural tweetstorms or tweet storms
: a series of many, often impassioned tweets posted in quick succession on the social media site Twitter
Dave Armano … touched off a minor tweetstorm when he posed a simple question to his Twitter crowd for this article: "Any thoughts about the whole 'chief blogger' thing?"Beth Snyder Bulik
especially : a series of sequential, sometimes numbered tweets on a single topic by an individual user
If Twitter is like being on a soapbox, then a tweetstorm is like being on a soapbox and having 10 megaphones lined up single-file in front of your mouth. Drew Magary
Sure, Marc Andreessen is a well-known Silicon Valley venture capitalist and famous entrepreneur. But to us, he's the man who rules Twitter with a particular and, well, peculiar communication called the tweetstorm. Essentially, it's a rant on some hot-button topic in the form of a series of tweets that can go on and on and on in many parts. Kara Swisher
Followers couldn't look away from [Kanye] West's tweet storm … After more than 30 fiery tweets, West seemed to cool off by professing his love for the world and saying he would delete the thread. Frank Pallotta
If your 29 point tweetstorm wasn't good enough for your blog please don't put it here Alana Hope Levinson

Examples of tweetstorm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taylour Paige also shines as skeptical everywoman Zola, winning an Independent Spirit award for her performance, but the film's strongest voice is behind the camera, as Bravo finds inventive and entertaining ways to translate a tweetstorm for the big screen. Katie Rife, EW.com, 16 Oct. 2023 Elon Musk’s sudden decision this weekend to decline a board seat at Twitter coincided with a prolific tweetstorm, providing clues to the dramatic reversal. Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2022 There will be no retaliatory interview by Kate and William, much less a spicy tweetstorm from the Queen. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, 8 Mar. 2021 President Trump unleashed a tweetstorm in response to the endorsement, singling out firefighters who disagreed with the endorsement and voiced support for the president. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, 3 Sep. 2020 Musk’s decision on the board seat or his tweetstorm. Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2022 As Elon Musk's Category 5 tweetstorm continues, the once-obscure Mastodon social network has been gaining over 1,000 new refugees per hour, every hour, bringing its user count to about 8 million. Ben Klemens, Ars Technica, 2 Jan. 2023 Read Cardi’s amusing tweetstorm about The Crown below. Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 8 Dec. 2022 The tweetstorm highlights the tenuous relationship between Musk and Apple, which along with Google serves as the major gatekeepers for mobile applications. Clare Duffy, CNN, 28 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

2007, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tweetstorm was in 2007

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“Tweetstorm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tweetstorm. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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