In keeping with the “modern” part of its name, the Modern Language Association has instituted guidelines for citing a tweet. It’s admittedly neat that Twitter posts now have enough resonance to merit inclusion, though the Association’s example – a Pakistani man’s May 2011 observation of a helicopter carrying SEAL Team 6, who shortly thereafter killed Osama Bin Laden – is probably among the more compelling examples of social media meriting academic citation.
Purdue Online Writing Lab. “MLA Formatting and Style Guide.” Web. 5 December 2012.