Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.
This category covers posts and comments that are recoverable. Posts that are protected by privacy settings should be treated as personal communications; see Other sources; Personal communication.
GeekBoy (2008, October 9) reports that …
Recent criticism leveled at Twitter search functions have … (GeekBoy, 2008, October 9).
Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the paragraph number.
"Unfair criticism of Twitter's search function has been reported over the past few days …" (GeekBoy, 2009, para. 2).
Author [Screen name]. (Year, Month Day). Title [Form]. Website name. URL
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/
- Give the real name of the poster. Add their exact screen name in square brackets. If their real name is unknown, just give their screen name without brackets.
- Give the exact date of the post.
- Give up to the first 20 words of the comment as the title.
- Add the form in square brackets to the title.
- Give the full URL of the post. If the item is archived, give the archived version URL (click post’s date stamp).