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Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Podcasts--MLA 8


Blog post:

Stenvinkel, Maria. “10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me When I Was 18.” Tiny

Buddha, 2016,




Last name, First Name of blog author. “Title of Blog Post.” Name of Blog, Publisher (if different

    from author of blog name, Date of publication, url.


In the example above, there was no date for the actual post, so I used the copyright date for the blog itself.  


Another example:


Kreider, Tim. “On Smushing Bugs.” Opinionator, The New York Times Company, 15 Nov.


Facebook post:

Bilboa, Amy White. Photos of the Freedom Trail in Boston. Facebook, 17 July 2017, 2:02

    p.m., Accessed

    18 July 2017.  




Last name, First name of owner of Facebook page. Description of the post. Facebook, Date

    posted, Time posted, url. Date you saw the post.


Another example:


Crescent Theater. Trailer and showtimes for The Big Sick. Facebook, 12 July 2017,

4:19 p.m., Accessed 14 July 2017.


Note: In this example, The Big Sick is italicized because it is the title of a film. It was not possible to link to the specific post, so I just linked to the page.


@TheEllenSshow. “If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars.” Twitter,

          2 Mar. 2014, 9:06 p.m.,




Twitter handle. “Entire text of tweet.” Twitter, date, time, url.


Reed, Brian. “Chapter I.” S-Town, Episode 1, from Serial and This American Life, 28 Mar.

    2017, Accessed 18 July 2017.




Host's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Podcast Episode." Title of Overall Podcast, Episode

Number if Given, Web Site Hosting If Different From Podcast Title, Day Month Year of

Episode, URL of episode. Accessed Day Month Year podcast was downloaded/played.


Another example:


Strayed, Cheryl, and Steve Almond. “More Money, More Problems.” Dear Sugars, Episode

    13, WBUR, 13 June 2015, Accessed 15 July