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Message posted on Facebook or Twitter: because online social media are not commonly used for scholarly research, the Publication Manual has not yet provided specific instructions for citing. However, the APA website gives the following suggestions (http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2009/10/how-to-cite-twitter-and-facebook-part-ii.html):

Entry in Reference List

Screen name OR Author, A. [screen name] (Year, Month day). Whole post if short; a truncated version if long. [Twitter post] OR [Facebook update]. Retrieved from exact web address


For example - In text citation

 

Julia Gillard committed her government . . . (Gillard, 2011).

Irish writers are bucking the trend . . . (G@GuardianBooks, 2011).

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