The Chicago Manual of Style’s 16th edition, prepared before the longevity of the Twitter phenomenon could be counted on, contains no mention of tweeting; however, its Web site Q&A posted a suggested style some months ago:
In the text, you can incorporate the facts into a sentence: In a Twitter post on September 14, 2011, Garrett Kiely (@gkiely) wrote, “Using Google, Authors Guild takes 2 mins to connect an author with an ‘orphaned work’: bit.ly/nqyjOo.” And here’s a possible note form:
Normally I wouldn’t point out such things… but I couldn’t pass this one up. Fan girl moment? Yes. My boyfriend and I have been watching ZJ for over two years now, and even though we both are straight (as far as the way we identify) both of us agree… ZJ is just too sexy.
So, thank you, ZJ, for following my tumblr. You made my day.