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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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Today we are assaulted by daily tweetstorms. Tribalism.
military is that it rolls onward, through tweetstorms and turmoil.
Describing the President's early Sunday morning tweetstorms in his office, Priebus calls it "the Devil's Workshop." His own legal team finds it difficult to defend him.
As unwelcome as his scattershot tweetstorms might be, there is confidence the technocrats are still in charge.
But they are far from the only ones using hordes of fake accounts to push centrally designed tweetstorms and PR campaigns.
The network has stepped up efforts to boost its user base and engagement, adding streaming video partnerships, doubling the character limit on tweets to 280 and making it easier to create "tweetstorms" by stringing messaging together.
Compared to the low expectations induced by his ranting tweetstorms, it was enough to have some observers describing it as presidential.
The platform introduced the 'Threads' button, or a plus button that allows Twitter users to create 'tweetstorms' allowing them to share more information or tell longer stories or arguments.
That's hardly because I disagree with him that America's forty-fifth president is a menace to democracy (amply demonstrated), so corrupt he could give workaday heist flicks a bad name (we're mostly numb to that by now), most likely cuckoo (Olbermann is good at dismantling the lunacy evident in Trump's tweetstorms), and fatally tainted by his compromising Russian connection.
But nothing he said has been quite as unsettling as his recent tweetstorms about North Korea, his warnings of"fire and fury" and his quip about"the calm before the storm." Many have hoped, and still hope, that Trump's aggressive posture is mostly theatre, designed to slake his thirst for attention, keep adversaries off guard and force changes in their behaviour by words alone.
While tweetstorms aren't frequently used by most Twitter users, making them a formal part of Twitter would fit with past user-friendly platform updates by the social media network.
The Texas Tribune's Twitter account will be chock-full of tweetstorms, breaking news and more, and if things get especially frenzied, head over to our Facebook page for a livestream and play-by-play analysis.
The casting of Massoud and Scott was announced at the Disney convention D23 on Saturday, after months of media speculation and fan-led tweetstorms about who should and shouldn't be chosen for the roles.
Rather than rushing to be acolytes or starting tweetstorms, we would do well to pause and reflect.