Even Tweets have a format to use for citation in (say) an academic paper

Joe has it all. Now go find an useful Tweet to support your thesis. There is at least one that made history:

Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual). “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).” 1 May 2011, 3:58 p.m. Tweet. [x]