6 Powerful Tweetstorms™ Throughout History

The written word’s most controversial tool.

Since BuzzFeed wrote last week about Tweetstorms™, the open-ended, numbered rants that are taking over circles of Tech Twitter, numerous concerned citizens have written in to take credit for the trend or note that the Tweetstorm™ is hardly a new phenomenon. With that in mind, FWD did a little digging and, in the process, uncovered the Tweetstorm’s rich history as the written word’s most controversial tool.

1. Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the mount:

2. Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

A few hours later…

3. Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address:

A few tweets later…

5. Socrates’ Apology:

6. Skynet becomes self-aware


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Charlie Warzel is a senior writer for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Warzel reports on and writes about the intersection of tech and culture.
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