Learn How To Make A Tweetstorm For The First Time On Twitter

How To Make A Tweetstorm On Twitter

How to make a tweetstormTwitter is reportedly experimenting to make it easier now to do a Tweetstorm directly from its own Twitter app.

They are now introducing tweetstorms out to its users. It is NOT yet available to all users as I tried it out this morning on my Android. 🙁

There have been many different apps (like Little Pork Chop) that would help users to create their own tweetstorms before but never directly from Twitter itself. Read on to learn how to make a tweetstorm today!

What Is a Tweetstorm?

Tweetstorms are a series of tweets from one person that starts with a number and a slash. It helps users to tweet tweets that are over the 140 character count. These series of tweets can make up a story or get a point across on Twitter by a single user.

According to Merrim Webster a tweetstorm began with:

As early as 2008 (a mere two years after Twitter’s inception), tweetstorm referred to a general flurry of Twitter activity about a particular matter, often with a unifying hashtag.”

Are Tweetstorms Spammy?

Some people think that tweetstorms are spammy so you have to be careful how and when you use them. Others suggest that users should blog instead of using Twitter to get that much out of a tweet. They often say: “Blog and then tweet it! Don’t use our precious Twitter stream to do a tweetstorm rant.”

But there are several ways to make a good tweetstorm when necessary to get across a longer message via Twitter. If you were to do use them all the time they would surely appear spammy but every once in a while they could become a very good feature to have.

How To Make A Tweetstorm Today

Twitter is apparently testing out a “Tweetstorm” feature update to allow more than the 140 character limit!

With this possible roll out (Twitter has not yet to confirm it) Twitter will let you composed the entire long tweet first and then you could hit tweet and it would separate them for you. You would not have to tweet each one with #/ in quick succession. You could think clearer as you do one tweet and then Twitter would break them up for you in a tweetstorm.

Twitter is apparently testing out a 'Tweetstorm' feature update to allow more than the 140 character limit!Click To Tweet

Ironically Twitter has allowed longer tweets for about a year now.  They have allowed you to tweet with @username, images and polls without them counting for the 140 characters that Twitter has been known for. But with tweetstorms you can really go on and on.

twitter tipsGood tweetstorms tend to be about real life experiences. They are great to start a conversation. Funny ones tend to get a lot of attention too. If you want  to try to make a tweetstorm get creative about a life experience. Tweetstorms can tell good stories. You know how people love a good story on social media, right?

Good tweetstorms tend to be about real life experiences. Click To Tweet

Examples of Tweetstorms

Here are some examples I found of tweetstorms recently on Twitter.

long tweetstorm

Will Tweetstorms Become The Norm?

Social Media Today does not believe Tweetstorms will become available to all. They claim we will never see this new feature become available. They believe Twitter is more concerned about getting features to increase their own new user base. Twitter has yet to comment on this new feature being developed for Android users.

Now that everyone is talking about tweetstorms and you know how to make a tweetstorm I think they may appear more even the old fashion way.

What Others Are Saying About Tweetstorms

 

Will YOU be using the new Tweetstorm feature coming soon? If it is not available will you do it the old fashion way now that you know how to make a tweetstorm?

I’d love to know your thoughts on making your tweetstorms in the comments below!

If you need more help with your tweeting, don’t forget to pick up my latest eBook “Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter” available on Amazon.  This eBook is filled with 31 pages of  Twitter tips and tricks from beginner to more advanced users.

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 6 years experience in content marketing, social media, blogging and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

22 comments On Learn How To Make A Tweetstorm For The First Time On Twitter

  • Hello Lisa,

    I love to visit your blogs as you always bring up some very helpful tools for managing our social media accounts.

    Tweet storm is something new I am learning from your site, never heard of this one before. It looks promising as how we can
    manage to tweets the tweet who are above 140 of characters in length.

    This would help us to connect with more people who are out there and catch their eyes on to us. Twitter is one of my most
    trusted social media platforms and I love to buzz around on this regularly.

    I am looking forward to this , as it get published soon and can grab this on my list.

    Thanks for the share.

    Shantanu.

    • Thank you Shantanu, I really appreciate that. (I always think if a few others wrote about it that everyone already knows and I try to make mine different and easier to read, etc.) You must know Twitter is my favorite social network and love the speed of it. This will surely help in some instances when you need to tweet more than the usual 140 character count.
      I can’t wait til this one works Shantanu. (Still not working today yet.) Thanks for coming by and have a great day ahead!

  • This is an interesting article. I’d heart the term “tweetstorm” but thought it was when someone went on a Twitter rant. lol In some ways this could be a game changer, but in another it could cause more problems than expected. You never know if a reader actually caught the entire message or is going to come back at you because they only saw a piece of it. Still, it might be a step forward for a lot of folks; should be interesting if it’s true.

    • Hi Mitch, yes, me too! I thought the same about the word tweetstorm until I started to research for this post. I can’t wait to test it out Mitch as soon as it is available on my Android. I’ve been checking to see if it is daily. I can also see it as a great marketing tool on Twitter if used correct. Thanks for coming by Mitch and have a wonderful Sunday.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I am still LOL-ing on that Little Pork Chop app name. It is funny. Really funny.

    I love the idea of tweet storms. Sending out a flurry helps you maintain continuity, and over time, you develop quite a nice little following by doing some storming here and there. I think that this is going to be do-able through Twitter too; meaning, an actual storm, versus my less stormy, shorter, but continuous tweets.

    Neat how you note this Lisa because just yesterday I got into Twitter with some serious engagement again, first time in months. I always engage daily but now I am deciding to connect with more folks. It feels fun, so I am doing it. And guess who sent me an email about potential sponsored tweets, right after I adopt the strategy? 😉

    It really is a Universe of energy. When you follow your fun- Twitter or otherwise – goodness, things open up for you so quickly.

    Thanks for the Twitter share. Stormy skies are ahead, and I am happy.

    Ryan

    • Hi Ryan, Yes, it was the first time I’ve heard of that app while researching for this post 🙂
      I really love the idea too Ryan, as long as it’s not overused by users. (That would go for anything else too, too much of anything cannot always be a good thing!)
      I love engaging on Twitter. It’s my favorite way to communicate after genuinely talking with people. I’ve not been a long winded individual so Twitter has always been just “right” for me.
      Have a super Sunday Ryan and thanks for coming by with your input on this one. Happy tweetstorming!

  • Hi Lisa,

    I love stopping by your blog because I always find your articles very informative and interesting. Look at that, I never knew or heard of tweetstorms, let alone know how it work’s until I saw this post in your feed.

    The fact that it expands the characters is a good concept. However, does it mean that it works like Twitter Cards?

    Thank you so much for sharing this insightful post.

    • Why thank you Moss. That made my day. It is interesting- sometimes I read several places about something and think – “should I write about it or will my audience already know that?” Often they don’t. I’ve learned not to assume anymore.
      It would be similar Moss but not quite as automated with images. I can’t wait to use it if it arrives for more users soon. I’ll be updating. Thanks for coming by and have a great weekend ahead.

  • Hello Lisa,

    Twitter is really a great platform to expand your business and find some valuable readers for your blog. I personally like it a lot. I haven’t tried the tweetstorm yet but I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for this update and in depth post.

    Have a great day 🙂
    Vishwajeet
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    • Hi Vishwajeet, you are absolutely right about that! It’s my favorite place online to be. I have to be careful though I would never get anything else done if I was on it more often 🙂 (But their mobile app makes it easy to check in).
      Thanks for coming by and have a great day there. See you back on Twitter!

  • Hi Lisa,

    Very interesting and well-written article. I heard about tweetstorm but that time unable to get the enough information. But this article clears almost everything about tweetstorm.

    I would like to appreciate your efforts. I just started following you on Twitter.

    Keep doing good work. Thank you very much for sharing an informative article with us.

    – Rajinder

    • Hi Rajinder, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Thank you. Me too – I knew they existed but never created one. I love this new Twitter feature and hope it becomes available to all of us soon. I’m still testing on my Android. Have a great day and weekend ahead.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I think this feature’s gonna rock as it gets publicised.

    Just hearing of it today!

  • Hey Lisa,

    Even I wasn’t aware of the Tweetstorms, never really came into the light.

    It may be because I don’t use the mobile app.

    I am glad that you brought it up.

    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Have a great weekend.
    ~Ravi

    • Hi Ravi, yes, people have been tweeting about it for a few days now 🙂 It is not working yet on my mobile phone. Twitter tends to roll things out with users. They have yet to comment. Maybe day will be the day. I will update the post when they do. You are welcome and have a great day and weekend ahead Ravi.

  • [ Smiles ] Twitter is evolving and we might as well learn how to use Tweetstorms to our advantage.

    • Hi Renard, yes, it certainly is evolving more today than ever before. I think tweetstorms do have a place on Twitter. Thanks for coming by and have a terrific day ahead Renard!

  • Hey Lisa,

    Interesting article! I haven’t heard about Tweetstorms nor do I think I’ve seen any on Twitter….yet. I’m kind of intrigued. Guess we’ll wait until it’s available to all and find out what our fellow tweeps really think about them! 🙂

    Happy Wednesday!

    B
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    • Hi Brenda, you made my morning – I saw several blogs writing about this just before I hit the publish button. I can’t wait til it works on my Android to try it out. I would not use it often but there are time it could be valuable. I’m glad to see your Commentluv is working today – that’s because you used the http vs the https when you left your site name. Been noticing that works more for me too here and there. Thanks for coming by and making my morning 🙂 Have a great Thursday.

  • Tweetstorms are inevitable because the volume has to increase constantly ..this is really funny, and that is what I love about twitter..the humor.

    • Hi Pamela, I think you make a great point about the volume on Twitter. Humor is good on most of the social media networks 🙂 Thanks for coming by on this one and have a great day Pamela!

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