These are treated as web pages.
Facebook and Twitter
Author surname , initial. (Year, Month Day). Page title or first few words of update. [source].Retrieved (month day year of retrieval) from URL.
In text references :
e.g.The Office of the Prime Minister (2011) updated their Julia Gillard Facebook page on 13th January with a reference to…….
e.g. The BP Parody account created on Twitter stated “Catastophe is a strong word, let’s all agree to call it a whoopsie daisy”. (BP Public Relations, 2010)
Office of the Prime Minister.(2011 , January 13). Prime Minister Gillard today announced... [Facebook]. Retrieved January 20, 2011 from http://www.facebook.com/juliagillard/posts/101538903255112
BP Public Relations . (2010 May 24). ”Catastrophe is a strong word…” [Twitter]. Retrieved January 10, 2011 from http://twitter.com/BPGlobal PR/status
Blog post or comment [web log post or comment]
Author, A. A. [or Alias] (Year, Month day). Title of blog post [Web blog post]. Retrieved from URL.
Comment on a blog:
Author, A. A. [or Alias] (Year, Month day). Re: Title of original blogpost [Web blog comment]. Retrieved from URL.
In text reference :
Social networks can be a key factor in learning (Kraus, 2014).
Kraus, L. (2014, November 14). Learning analysis of social networks [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://leekraus.blogspot.com.au/
Middlekid. (2014, November 15). Re:Learning analysis of social networks [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://leekraus.blogspot.com.au/
· Only use references from Facebook Twitter or Blogs if they are appropriate to academic work
· If a proper name is not given, use the username or Alias, as in "Middlekid" above
· As tweets and status updates do not have titles, use the first few words of the message as a title. Titles do not need to be in italics