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Tweetstorms are series of threaded and related tweets that can be posted in quick succession to share key findings from a story with readers on the platform, and to get around the 140-character limit on Twitter.

For example, investigative non-profit ProPublica often uses this method to fact-check President Trump's claims, and tweetstorms are also employed by New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi to tease or summarise an upcoming story.

In this Storybench article, Felippe Rodrigues, a graduate student in Northeastern's Media Innovation programme, spoke to the Texas Tribune about what type of stories make good tweetstorms, how to plan a series of threaded tweets, and what other elements to include.

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