You can now officially cite social media sources in MLA and APA formats. Although this might not seem like a big deal, it is an important step in acknowledging social media as an important source of information for scholarly work.

Usually, you want to use solid academic sources, including books and articles from scholarly journals.

For example, citing a person’s opinion in a paper is important, but citing a person’s tweet as a factual basis for an argument doesn’t hold up nearly as well!

Nonetheless, citing social media sources is especially important if you are writing a paper on the effects of social media on the general population, or if you are writing on currently trending topics.

Sources Used:
Rao, Atiti. “ How To Cite Social Media: MLA & APA Formats.” 2013. Accessed 30 Apr. 2017.

“wikiHow To Cite Social Media.” 2017. Accessed 30 Apr. 2017.