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This is probably a pretty basic question, but I'm having trouble finding an answer both here and with Google:

Can you use 「で」to refer to abstract locations, like "in the video" or "on twitter"?

Here are two examples of sentences I've constructed, but am unsure about:

(1) 「ツイッターでビデオをみました。」 - I saw the video on Twitter.

(2) 「ビデオでなにをしていましたか?」 - What were you doing in the video?

If で is not the correct particle to use in these situations, is there another particle that is more suitable? Or would you phrase these sentences completely differently?

marked as duplicate by 永劫回帰, ajsmart, Flaw Nov 2 '18 at 15:39

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  • This answer may be related – Flaw Nov 2 '18 at 9:24
  • Hi! Looks like I didn't do a good enough job searching - that answer was quite helpful and gives me a good sense that my two proposed sentences are OK. Is there anything I should do to close down this question? – abc123s Nov 2 '18 at 9:42