Example APA Style: Facebook

When referring to Facebook you always have to take the privacy policy of a social media into account. According to the APA Style you can handle Facebook as a normal internet source and add the type of source in squared brackets.

 Facebook
APA-formatAuthorLastName, FirstInitial. (Year, Month Day). TitleFacebookUpdate [Facebook status update]. Retrieved from http://WebAdress
In reference listZuckerberg, m. (2015, July 1). As part of our internet.org efforts, we’re working on ways to use drones and satiellites to connect [Facebook status update]. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10102217102231151
In the text
  • According to the Facebook status update ‘As part of our internet.org efforts, we’re working on ways to use drones and satellites to connect’ … (Zuckerberg, 2015).
  • Zuckerberg (2015) suggested in the Facebook status update ‘As part of our internet.org efforts, we’re working on ways to use drones and satellites to connect’ that … .
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