Answered By: Lora Cowell Last Updated: May 16, 2016 Views: 43
This depends on how you're using the tweet.
If you're using information from an individual tweet, you'll need to cite it separately. In MLA, the format is:
Lastname, Firstname (twitterusername). "The text of the entire tweet." year month, time of post. Tweet.
Library, MGHS (MGHSLibrary). "Our number 1 checkouts so far HAVE to be the graphic novels. #lovemygraphics". 20 Oct 2015, 14:53 UTC. Tweet
Using several individual tweets? Use Tweet2Cite to generate your twitter citations.
Want to cite APA style? Check out the style guide's online blog post: How to Cite Social Media in APA Style
If you want to cite an entire thread of tweets (perhaps an RSS feed, or a group of tweets found through a specific #hashtag search to gather a general understanding of views and ideas regarding a topic, you could cite the hashtag.