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Someone posting on social media is quaint, taking the lead with hesitation (7)


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'someone posting on social media' is the definition.
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'quaint taking the lead with hesitation' is the wordplay.
'quaint' becomes 'twee' (both can mean sentimental or old-fashioned).
'the lead' indicates taking the first letters.
'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'hesitation' becomes 'er' (sound made while hesitating - um, er).
The initial letter of 'taking' is 't'.

'is' is the link.

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(Other definitions for tweeter that I've seen before include "one sending message?" , "One relaying notes" , "Poster of short message - little bird?" , "Message sender" , "One may follow another" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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