Referencing a Tweet…

Referencing a Tweet in an Academic Paper? Here’s an Automatic Citation Generator by Rebecca Rosen.

I haven’t ever thought of formally referencing a tweet but Rebecca details the required format (MLA and APA) plus points us to Tweet2Cite.com, a free generator for tweet citations.

If I don’t make a note of this article, someone will ask me next week how to cite a tweet.

Or worse yet, someone in a standards body will decide that tweets are appropriate for normative references.

I kid you not. I ran across a citation in a 2013 draft to a ten year old version of the XML standard.

Not so bad if in the bibliography for a cattle data paper but this was in a markup vocabulary proposal.

Inside or outside a topic map, proper and accurate citation is a courtesy to your readers.

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