Referencing tweets in term papers?
Apparently, it’s a thing.
The Modern Language Association (MLA), the guide for academic paper etiquette, now includes a tweet citation format in its handbook. But anyone who uses tweets as foundation for a scholarly work probably doesn’t want to manually type the info…
Right — there’s an app for that.
Tweet2Cite is a web-based tweet citation generator.
Paste your tweet into the field provided, and it spits out an MLA-approved citation!
I for one can’t wait to see if any students cite tweets this fall in my university class.
If they don’t, that may mean they aren’t reading my blog.