WARNING: Always check with your instructor first! He or she has the final say on whether social media is permissible as a source on a given assignment.
Social Media and Scholarly Papers
Q: Is it okay to cite social media for my scholarly paper?
Q: If so, how do I cite social media for my scholarly paper?
A: Below is a chart for two common citation styles, from TeachBytes.
Social Media can also be cited under the Chicago Manual of Style. However, since that manual hasn't been updated since 2010, the current practice is to model your citation as described under "Blog".
Q: Is it okay to conduct research via social media?
A: Probably not