tweetstorm

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tweetstorm

1. A series of tweets on a particular topic composed by an individual Twitter user and posted in succession. Each tweet may start with number and a slash (such as "2/4") to convey that it is part of a longer message. Good grief, did you see her latest tweetstorm? I don't need eight tweets from one person clogging up my feed!
2. A surge in activity on Twitter as users comment on a particular topic or current event, often one that is controversial. Such users commonly use a unique hashtag relevant to the topic. The actor's sexist comments sparked a real tweetstorm, as well as a public outcry.
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The Party ofEuropean Socialists(PES) caused a bit of a tweetstorm in Cyprus on Sunday for appearing to endorse presidential candidate Nicolas Papadopoulos.
Before the new feature was announced users had to hit the reply button to their own tweets and sometimes number the posts on the thread to indicate it was a tweetstorm.
Twitter is also making it easier for other users to see which tweets are part of a tweetstorm by adding a "Show this thread" label.
A TORY found himself at the heart of a tweetstorm yesterday after checking his phone in the chamber.
Third, Twitter is a well-known medium, which allows for smooth setup of a Tweetstorm session.