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Chicago (17th ed.) Citation Style Guide: Social Media

Social Media Content

"Citations of content shared through social media can usually be limited to the text.  A note may be added if a more formal citation is needed.  In rare cases, a bibliography entry may also be appropriate.  In place of a title, quote up to the first 160 characters of the post." (The Chicago Manual of Style Online,

Twitter (14.209)

18. Roxane Gay (@rgay), "The bags under my eyes are quite roomy," Twitter, June 17, 2018, 3:59 p.m.,

Facebook (14.209)

19. Junot Diaz, "Always surprises my students when I tell them that the 'real' medieval was more diverse than the fake ones most of us consume," Facebook, February 24, 2016,

Instagram (14.209)

20. Pete Souza (@petesouza), "Back when our President was respected around the world and not unhinged by the rule of law," Instagram photo, May 20, 2018,