Over time, I have grudgingly decided that Facebook has my vote as a thing that can be useful and also can provide some entertainment. Here are a few reasons why:
1. I found The Oatmeal there. (10 Things You Need to Stop Misspelling) Res ipsa loquitur. Good Lord.
2. I found The Oatmeal there. (10 Things You Need to Stop Tweeting) Too much truth in this.
3. Oatmeal. (All About Irony and What It's Not) Made me laugh.
4. A whole new appreciation for OATMEAL and apples. (What it's like to own an Apple product.)
5. Oh, all right. I'll stop with The Oatmeal. Now we shall move on to title names of Facebook pages that are ironic and inadvertently hilarious. Such as: Grammar matters. "THEY'RE going THERE with THEIR friends. It's called grammar, use it." (The irony might have been heightened even further if the person who started this site had misspelled "grammar" as "grammer" -- the site is full of other grammatical errors, as well. Sigh.)
6. Which brings us back to Oatmeal: (Semicolons.) and yes, yet MORE
7. Oatmeal. (How to Suck at Facebook)
Twitter: Still "meh" 99.5% of the time (see #2 above), but it has been useful to me on a couple of occasions, and it, too, has provided some entertainment -- well, at least once, anyway:
I am not sure how I ended up following "Mrs Stephen Fry" on Twitter, but OMG, funny. You know all about me and my love affair with off-colour British comedians, no? So if you don't share my love, well pfffft, you're hardly worth my time, but seriously folks, this is a little info about the real Stephen Fry, and the Missus is of course a fiction, but oh, such a wonderful character she is! It's one of the only things I give a whit about in Twitter!
The night before last, there was this in Mrs Stephen Fry's tweets, which, as it was of course intended, put me straight into a fit of tears-streaming-down-my-face hysterics:
Goodnight, dears. I was hoping for a quiet night but Stephen's vuvuzela is raised and ready to blow.