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How Do You Cite a Tweet (MLA Style) in an Academic Paper?

The Modern Language Association likes to keep up with the times. As we all know, some information breaks first or only on Twitter and a good academic needs to be able to cite those sources.

So, the MLA has devised a standard format that you should keep in mind when citing a tweet.

Here it is…

 

How Do You Cite a Tweet in an Academic Paper? – Alexis Madrigal – Technology – The Atlantic.

CIA following Twitter, Facebook

Beware the ‘vengeful librarians’ [which is pretty much an oxymoron, if you ask me]

In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.

At the agency’s Open Source Center, a team known affectionately as the “vengeful librarians” also pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms — anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly.

via AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook – Yahoo! News.

A Question of Authority: How Does Twitter Verify [Celebrity] Accounts?

 

Twitter has 175 million users and counting and only select, mostly high-profile people are granted “verified” status. How are verified users vetted? Twitter refused to explain the process, saying via e-mail, “we continue to very selectively verify accounts most at risk for impersonation on a one-off and highly irregular basis.”

 

How Does Twitter Verify Celebrity Accounts? – Speakeasy – WSJ.