n. A flurry of Twitter posts from a particular person or about a particular topic.
A tweetstorm™ will often start with a profound thought or open-ended question of some sort as a wind-up. The "1/" serves as the readers’ only early warning, which one can read as a Jim Carrey-esque inhale before delivering a breathless rant.
—Charlie Warzel, “Why Twitter’s Newest Tweetstorm™ Trend Must Be Stopped,” BuzzFeed, May 07, 2014
Tweetstorms, video diaries, blog posts, and Facebook appeals: not even 15,000 hunters and the Wild Birds Regulation Unit can withstand the social media onslaught that the Coalition Against Spring Hunting has managed to choreograph, and export beyond Maltese borders.
—Matthew Vella, “BBC presenter held in police custody for hours,” Malta Today, April 27, 2014
2007 (earliest)
Current tweetstorm = procrastination - was up way too late last night and focus is less than perfect now :)
—Jeff Weinberger, “Current tweetstorm…,” Twitter, July 21, 2007
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