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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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.