Cite That Tweet Properly

Writing an academic paper? Need to cite your sources? Especially that oh-so-relevant tweet from “x”? Now you can. The Modern Language Association suggests this formula:


Citing multiple tweets? There’s a site for that. Web developer, Ben Hedlund has built, a free resource that can take the URL of any tweet, extract the requisite information, and, with one click, generate citations in the MLA & APA format.

Article from Mashable

Why I’m Curious: 

It’s fascinating to me that we have now come to a time when tweets not only have a proper way to referenced, but are an actual viable source to educators. Will this lead the way to other social content citation guidelines? To me, this just goes to show how social content (branded or personal) has become such an integral part of live and culture.


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