Facebook Citation

Hello PKP Community,

I hope this message finds you well. I’m reaching out to discuss an emerging topic in academic publishing: citing sources from social media platforms, specifically Facebook.

As we navigate the increasingly digital landscape of information, social media platforms like Facebook have become not just tools for social interaction but also sources of valuable data and statements that could be relevant to various academic fields. However, the question of how to properly cite these sources in scholarly work remains a challenge.

  1. Credibility and Reliability: How do we assess the credibility of Facebook posts when considering them as references in scholarly articles?
  2. Citation Format: What format should a Facebook citation follow to ensure it is both informative and consistent with existing academic citation standards?
  3. Preservation and Access: Given the transient nature of online content, what strategies can be implemented to ensure that cited content remains accessible and verifiable over time?

I would love to hear your thoughts on this and learn about any guidelines your institutions or publications might have already implemented. Are there specific challenges you’ve encountered or solutions you’ve found effective?

Thank you for your insights and discussion.

Best regards,

AGT Institute