tweet·​storm | \ ˈtwēt-ˌstȯrm How to pronounce tweetstorm (audio) \
variants: or tweet storm
plural tweetstorms or tweet storms

Definition of tweetstorm

: 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

First Known Use of tweetstorm

2007, in the meaning defined above

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“Tweetstorm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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