The Modern Language Association (MLA), or rather the bane of every high school student's existence, is an association that has designed official ways in which people can cite references on their essays without being charged with plagiarism. Fortunately, the MLA format is staying up to date with modern trends, because students are now able to cite a tweet properly. So, how do you do it?
Well, if you were writing an essay on an awesome website that gives you lots of cool facts, you would have to follow a few steps in order to cite it properly. Begin with the author's real name, as well as their username is paranthesis (the brackets that I'm using around this sentence). Next, provide the tweet in quotation marks, keeping it as originally posted. Conclude with the entry date and time of the publication and the medium of publication (Tweet).
Here's an example: OMG Facts, Celebs (OMGfactsCelebs). "A Chicago High School played Bieber’s “Baby” between classes and had students pay to stop it. The campaign raised $1,000 in 3 days." May 12, 2013, 11:30PM. Tweet.