How to cite tweets

Foto from Thomas Hawk, via

Foto from Thomas Hawk, via

Twitter is not only a social phenomena. Its influence in education and knowledge management is exceeding boundaries.

But imagine you want to use something you read in a tweet… How could you cite it in your paper?

Gunter Eysenbach, @eysenbach, recommendes the use of WebCite in creating a reference like this one:

Eysenbach G (03-04-2009). wondering about how to archive my tweets (and friends’ tweets) locally – any solutions out there? Retrieved from, archived at

Now I can use some tweets on my final GP vocational training report.

Some additional information:

Twitter and Other Mobilizing Tools for Learning and Teaching – Dr. Shock

Twitter as a tool for Personal Knowledge Management – Eric Mack Online