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Q. How do I cite a Twitter feed in a footnote? Do I cite the website with the whole feed or mention the date of the particular tweet I’m interested in? Do I list the author’s real name or just his Twitter handle? Thank you!

A. In the text, you can incorporate the facts into a sentence: In a Twitter post on September 14, 2011, Garrett Kiely (@gkiely) wrote, “Using Google, Authors Guild takes 2 mins to connect an author with an ‘orphaned work’: bit.ly/nqyjOo.” And here’s a possible note form:

32. Garrett Kiely, Twitter post, September 14, 2011, 8:50 a.m., http://twitter.com/gkiely.