Cite only original content from social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and so forth.
Do not use this entry example for content you discovered through social media that is available elsewhere.
Social media posts may contain text, text with audiovisuals, or audiovisuals alone. Include the text of the social media post up to 20 words. Note the presence of audiovisuals in square brackets after the text of the post.
Social media posts might contain nonstandard spelling and capitalization, hashtags, links, and emojis. Do not alter spelling and capitalization. Retain hashtags and emojis (when possible).
If you are unable to replicate an emoji, provide the emoji's name in square brackets. The full list of emoji names can be found on the Unicode Consortium's website.
See pp. 348-350 of the manual for more information.
American Psychological Association [@APA]. (2019, November 20). How can educators make an impact on issues outside of the classroom like income inequality and immigration reform? [Thumbnail with link attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/APA/status/1197149850414047235
Richmond National Battlefield Park [@RichmondNPS]. (2019, November 17). It's #NationalTakeaHikeDay! Come spend this day at a #RICH site! [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/RichmondNPS/status/1196053803990224897
White, B. [@BettyMWhite]. (2018, February 14). The story of how zoos have evolved over the years to become great contributors to conservation and wildlife [Video] [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/BettyMWhite/status/963843434409689088
Parenthetical citations: (American Psychological Association, 2019; Richmond National Battlefield Park, 2019; White, 2018)
Narrative citations: American Psychological Association (2019), Richmond National Battlefield Park (2019), and White (2018)
APA Style [@APA_Style]. (n.d.). Tweets [Twitter profile]. Twitter. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://twitter.com/APA_Style
Parenthetical citation: (APA Style, n.d.)
Narrative citation: APA Style (n.d.)
Gaiman, N. (2019, October 7). Each of us has a right to say #IBelong. (My grandfather came to England as a child, from Belgium, before [Video] [Status update]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/neilgaiman/posts/10156529207826016
National Institute of Mental Health. (2019, March 25). Do you know what to do if someone you care about is in danger of self-harm? Save this infographic and [Infographic]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/nimhgov/posts/10158281206256978
Science. (2019, November 20). When honey bees fall into the water, they create waves with their wings and "surf" to safety [Thumbnail with link attached]. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/ScienceMagazine/posts/10157244818835589
Parenthetical citations: (Gaiman, 2019; National Institute of Mental Health, 2019; Science, 2019)
Narrative citations: Gaiman (2019), National Institute of Mental Health (2019), and Science (2019)
Smithsonian. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.facebook.com/Smithsonian/
Parenthetical citation: (Smithsonian, n.d.)
Narrative citation: Smithsonian (n.d.)
The Metropolitan Opera [@metopera]. (2019, November 10). Audience favorites soprano @nadine.sierra and soprano Susanna Phillips star as Susanna and the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro [Photograph]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4s4LKsnd7U/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Parenthetical citation: (The Metropolitan Opera, 2019)
Narrative citation: The Metropolitan Opera (2019)
Chicago Public Library [@chicagopubliclibrary]. (n.d.). #YOUmediaYear10 [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18004889485228167/
Parenthetical citation: (Chicago Public Library, n.d.)
Narrative citation: Chicago Public Library (n.d.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration [nasa]. (2018, September 12). I'm NASA astronaut Scott Tingle. Ask me anything about adjusting to being back on Earth after my first spaceflight! [Online forum post]. Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/9fagqy/im_nasa_astronaut_scott_tingle_ask_me_anything/
Parenthetical citation: (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2018)
Narrative citation: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2018)