How do I alphabetize tweets in my works-cited-list?

Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.

Ignore symbols when alphabetizing. Thus, to alphabetize tweets in a works-cited list, ignore the @ and start with the first letter of the username:

Works Cited

@humcommons. “Did you know you can now upload your CV to your Humanities Commons profile? Well, now you know.” Twitter, 16 Oct. 2017,

@mlastyle. “Ode to Times New Roman; or, the MLA’s paper-formatting guidelines–now online for free:” Twitter, 16 Aug. 2017,

Read our earlier post to learn how to alphabetize entries that begin with a numeral.