Answered By: Paul Galfano
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018     Views: 161

Your citation will depend on what type of social media post your are citing and in which style (e.g. MLA or APA).

For example, this is how you would cite a tweet:

MLA style:

Last Name, First Name (Username). "Entire tweet message." Date posted, time. Tweet.

APA style:

Twitter handle. (Year, Month Day). Entire tweet message. [Twitter post]. Retrieved from

Consult the Writing and Citing’ LibGuide (section on MLA and APA style formats) for access to guidance and tutorials on citing social media posts. In particular, there's a link on the LibGuide to the Purdue University OWL website (look for sections on MLA and APA for the format of specific types of citations, including particular social media sites). You can also search the MLA's Works Cite: A Quick Guide and APA Style Blog websites for proper citation of social media posts for MLA Style and APA Style respectively.


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