How To Cite a Tweet MLA and Chicago Style

I read this week that the Modern Language Association (MLA) has developed a standard format for citing a Tweet in academic writing. That’s all well and good, but what about those of us who don’t use MLA? The college where I work follows The Chicago Manual of Style, and I’m sure many of you use that one as well.

Well, you’re in luck. The Chicago Manual of Style suggests a format for citing Tweets as well on its website. So for all of you theologues, here are both formats.

The Chicago Manual of Style (Endnote)

John Piper, Twitter post, February 26, 2011, 3:09pm, http://twitter.com/johnpiper.

Modern Language Association (MLA) (Works Cited List)

Piper, John (JohnPiper). “Farewell Rob Bell. http://dsr.gd/fZqmd8.” February 26, 2011, 3:09pm. Tweet.

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