How would you cite a tweet about the raid on Osama bin Laden?

The citation may be longer than the tweet itself (MDGovpics via Flickr)

The Star Tribune writes that the day of the scholarly citation of tweets is coming — and an accepted style is developing.

Here’s an example, according to the paper:

Say you’re writing about terrorism and want to cite the guy who accidentally tweeted the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound. MLA suggests the following:

Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual). “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).” 1 May 2011, 3:58 p.m. Tweet.

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