How to Tell Public from Private Sources for Citation

In the days of paper correspondence, “private” was easier to spot: A letter addressed to one person? Private. A speech made at an event? Public. Let’s look at how this pans out for modern communications, and especially for social media — solely for the purpose of getting the citation right, today, in my How To column at to my columns on

 "private" key on keyboard

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