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Social networking

Description: An update or news item on a social networking platform


  • Types of social networking references include items on Facebook and Twitter.

In-text citation

Format and layout:

Author's family name OR Authoring body (year)
(Author's family name OR Authoring body year)


In response to Eastwood's jabs, Obama (2012) tweeted...

...was the response (Obama 2012).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:

Author's family name, Initial(s) OR Authoring body year, 'Title of item', Name of page, Name of platform, date of item, viewed date, <URL>.


Obama, B 2012, 'This seat's taken', BarackObama, Twitter, 31 August, viewed 5 November 2012, <>.

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