Ian O'Doherty: Honestly, your honour – I was locked
Published 21/12/2012 | 06:00
If you're having a row with someone face to face and you lose your rag, you'll say something unpleasant.
You may regret your outburst but at least you can apologise to the person individually and hopefully they will accept that apology.
However, when you have the same row on Twitter it's there forever and the authorities are becoming increasingly vigilant about going after people who tweet offensive insults.