Friday, May 4, 2012

How to Cite a Tweet


With social media becoming more and more integrated into the classroom, research citations have had to adapt.  Thanks to the blog A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet, we no longer have to guess how to cite a tweet.  Twitter provides a wealth of information and networking opportunities, it would be a shame not to utilize it for fear of not knowing how to properly cite a tweet!

The correct way to cite a tweet is as follows:

THIS IS THE ORIGINAL TWEET:
Huffington Post (real name)  @HuffingtonPost  (user name )
Graphic photo from hospital reveals horrific results of bullying  huff.to/Jq4RCR

The first thing you list is the author's real name, followed by the username in parentheses. If there is no real name, just use the username. Next, add the full text of the tweet, (make sure you put quotation marks) followed by the date and time of the tweet. The last thing you add is the word Tweet.


HERE'S HOW THE CITED TWEET WOULD LOOK:
Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) "Graphic photo from hospital reveals horrific results of bullying  huff.to/Jq4RCR" 25 April 2012, 2:57 p.m. Tweet.

Easy!