6 Powerful Tweetstorms™ Throughout History

The written word's most controversial tool.

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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.

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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