Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.
Payne, Liam. (@Real_Liam_Payne). “Gott in yeaterday spilt a fulllllllllllll! Tub of pasta on the floor, stupid stupidd stupidddddd boy smelly pasta house” 14 Oct 2012, 4:24 AM. Tweet.