Sorry, just seen the Tom Daley incident has been done over in the NAAFI On a slightly different tangent... How seriously should comments on either Twitter or Facebook be taken by the general public? Some guy makes a stupid, off-hand, pissed off remark about an airport, he ends up on trial. Somebody says something about Tom Daley's dad for mucking up at the Olympics and he gets arrested for malicious intent. We're starting to see more and more of this. Anything you say on the internet can and will be held against you, regardless of the context. It really bothers me how seriously such comments are taken. Taking the Tom Daley incident as an example, had the suspect actually threated to, say, dig his father up and piss all over his decomposing corpse, I would have understood. Had he threatened Daley in any way, I would also be willing to sympathise to some extent. Instead some daft 17 year old lad who got a bit carried away ends up in handcuffs because the public can't stand to see a celebrity have their feelings hurt?