You may wish to add emphasis, authority, or clarity to your work.
A quote can accomplish things that a paraphrase or summary simply cannot.
When you are caught up in writing an essay, paper, or article, you may need to throw in a direct quote here and there.
The purposes may vary depending on the type of quote you're using or the effect you want to achieve.
So many formats and requirements - you can easily get lost on a regular day, let alone quoting a movie! The in-text is how you indicate the source of your quote in the lines of the text of your paper and the work cited, bibliography or reference pages are where your source will show up at the end of your document.
It will be helpful to become familiar with all the styling guides to make things easier for you in the long run, but typically, you'll just need to know the details of the one being requested of you.
It also suggests including the date and time of the tweet in the citation and it should “reflect the reader’s time zone.” The idea is that using a consistent time-zone will help future researchers “to precisely compare the timing of tweets as long as the tweets are all read in a single time zone.”I do however find it strange that the MLA style neither includes the Tweet URL nor the Tweet ID in the citation.
Without this information, it will be difficult for researchers to fetch the original tweet from Twitter as search engines like Google aren’t very good at digging old tweets.
The education and research community follows a set of guidelines and formatting rules – like the MLA Style and the APA Style – to properly cite original sources in their writing and these style guides do offer guidance on citing tweets as well.
The APA Style recommends the following format (everything in CAPS should be replaced with corresponding values available in the original tweet): There are a couple of important differences in the two formats.