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:
@humcommons. “Did you know you can now upload your CV to your Humanities Commons profile? Well, now you know. https://hcommons.org.” Twitter, 16 Oct. 2017, twitter.com/humcommons/status/920032411357974529.
@mlastyle. “Ode to Times New Roman; or, the MLA’s paper-formatting guidelines–now online for free: https://style.mla.org/formatting-papers/.” Twitter, 16 Aug. 2017, twitter.com/mlastyle/status/897851738757226496.
Read our earlier post to learn how to alphabetize entries that begin with a numeral.