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tweetstorm is a series of tweets, each replying to the previous, often each numbered so the sequence is clear, as a method of expressing a longer series of related thoughts as a single thread on Twitter.

IndieWeb Examples

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks often tweetstorms live notes (using Noter Live, without numbering tweets) from conferences and talks, and then later assembles them into a blog post on his site

Chris Aldrich

Chris Aldrich only very occasionally tweetstorms (using Noter Live, without numbering tweets). Most often it is from conferences, talks, or meetings and then he later assembles them into a post on his own site.

For more "traditional" tweetstorms, I:

  • compose them on my site for style and length
  • cut and paste them into Noter Live in rapid succession
  • I use Noter Live without the username filled in, so the tweets appear to come from me on Twitter without including my @handle; Noter Live also auto-threads the tweetstorm in the Twitter stream, so clicking on any one Tweet provides the entire thread/"story".
  • I cut and paste the richer Noter Live data into my original post and publish or update the post
  • I tweet one final note to Twitter with a link back to the compilation on my site and include that in my post
  • Finally, I manually backfill all of the syndicated links onto the original post for future backfeed.

The process is an odd melange of both POSSE and PESOS, but it's typically geared towards reaching a broader Twitter audience over the traditional audience of my personal site. The benefit is that those who are subscribed to my personal site get a better experience.

Service Examples

tweetstorm io is a site that detects tweetstorms on Twitter user profiles, displays their recent tweet storms, and provides permalinks for each tweetstorm they detect. E.g. recent tweetstorm(s) of a profile:


Stormcrow was created and released on 2017-03-27 by Jared Sinclair.

Thread Reader

Thread Reader will convert a tweetstorm back into a single page post.


How do you cite repost or quote

How do you cite, repost, or quote a tweetstorm?

Amy Guy suggests a single repost, with individual blockquote elements for each tweet of the tweetstorm with different dated permalink for each.

gRegor Morrill has quoted tweetstorms with blockquote + h-cite:

How do you POSSE to tweetstorm

article to tweetstorm

If you write your own blog post (article), but want to POSSE it as a tweetstorm, how do you do it?

I think Ben Werdmüller was wondering about this.

See Indieweb example above by Chris Aldrich.

tweetstorm UI

Or perhaps tweetstorms "work" because of the Twitter UI's constraints.

Perhaps an indieweb tweetstorm UI should similarly build on a note with a chain of reply posts.


Tweetstorm Syntax

There appears to be two kinds of tweetstorm syntax:

Articles with commentary on Tweetstorms

See Also