The two mediums offer platforms for supporters to either make well-informed, lucid points or to behave like deranged lunatics hell-bent on letting a wider audience know what foul-mouthed cretins they are.
Block or mute the abusive posts and at times you do get a refreshing alternative to what is being covered in newspapers, television and radio.
Admittedly you do have to wade through some dross to get to the good stuff but it can be worth it.
Blog sites, also provide a source of interesting reading (just going by on what the majority of you tell me - honest) with some also acting as a hive of ongoing information free from editing or interference from a PR firm.
"Social media has now given the supporter a much-needed platform", is the gleeful cry.