I use Twitter to keep up to date with more highbrow celebs and a few parody accounts (RAF Luton for one) and use Facebook to keep in touch with far away relatives and subscribe to a few special interest hobby groups where the trolling and abuse is virtually non existent.
If you're going to engage in the more toxic parts - well, the old saying applies - "lie with dogs and you'll get fleas". Or that boring twit in your local pub - you're not forced to sit at his table and listen or argue with him.
Couldn't agree more. Facebook is useful to me for finding out about dive trips - even better for the last minute ones. My youngest son's rugby coach uses it exclusively for posting team and match information. Other than that, I follow a few funny / parody type pages and pages of interest to me but rarely, if ever, post anything.
Same for Twitter - I follow a handful of interesting people and parody accounts. I get a lot of short term entertainment from it and completely avoid the toxic nature of the rest of it.
Horses for courses, as the saying goes. I see it as very much like the old 1980's arguments for the lack of morality on our TV screens - if you don't like it, don't watch (or in this case read and engage) with it.
Now does anyone know what this helicopter is...
Not sure but I bet the photograph was taken from a Canberra... ;-)