The Modern Language Association has recently proposed a model to cite tweets in academic papers. While the MLA style is more often seen used in languages and literature related subject papers, it is a good idea for you to visit it and have an idea about what you should include when using original data from the microblogging site.

For more details please check their initial post – How do I cite a tweet – as well as Alexis Madrigal’s article in the Atlantic.

For some more background on twitter citing practices and implications, check my post on

Happy tweet citing!


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