How to Cite a Tweet in MLA

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Published July 21, 2014. Updated October 4, 2021.

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Structure:

Last name, First name [Username]. “Tweet Message.” Twitter, date posted, URL.

Note: When the account name and username are similar, the username can be excluded from the citation. For example, if the account’s username was @FirstNameLastName or @OrganizationName.

Example mla tweet citation
Works cited example:

Timberlake, Justin [@jtimberlake]. “USA! USA!!!” Twitter, 16 June 2014, twitter.com/jtimberlake/status/478689830667186176

In-text citation example:

(Timberlake)


 

 

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How do I cite a Twitter poll in MLA?

To cite a Twitter poll in MLA style, it is important that you know some basic information such as the name of the user, the title of the Twitter poll, the date, and the URL. The templates and examples for in-text citations and works cited list entries for a Twitter poll are provided below:

In-text citation template and example:

Use the user’s surname/account name in the in-text citations.

In prose:

Author’s Surname/Account Name…

Eventbrite…

Parenthetical:

(Author’s Surname/Account Name)

(Eventbrite)

Works cited list entry template and example:

Author Surname, First Name [User Name if different from Author/Account Name]. “Poll title.” Twitter, Day Month Year, URL.

Eventbrite. “How often do you attend a paid event on New Year’s Eve?” Twitter, 12 Dec. 2014, twitter.com/Eventbrite/status/1290799355205648362.

How do I cite a tweet in MLA format?

To cite a tweet in MLA style, it is important that you know some basic information such as the name of the user, the tweet message, the date, and the URL. The templates and examples for in-text citations and works cited list entries for a tweet are provided below:

In-text citation template and example:

Use the user’s surname/account name in the in-text citations.

In prose:

Author’s Surname/Account Name…

Morgan…

Parenthetical:

(Author’s Surname/Account Name)

(Morgan)

Works cited list entry template and example:

Author Surname, First Name [User Name if different from Author/Account Name]. “Tweet message.” Twitter, Day Month Year, URL.

Morgan, Nick [@NickBMorgan]. “#hospitalLEGO Here are the leftover tiny bits from bag 1, stuck together to avoid loss.” Twitter, 4 Aug. 2020, twitter.com/NickBMorgan/status/1290797133164154880.