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

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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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