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9 Things Politicians Do Online That Normal People Could Never Get Away With

Stop. Please.

Last updated on May 20, 2014, at 2:52 p.m. ET

Posted on May 20, 2014, at 2:52 p.m. ET

1. Third person tweets.

[BREAKING] Chairman Patrick Leahy Sets Judiciary Committee Field Hearing In Vermont On #NetNeutrality #VT [LINK:] http://t.co/0Ns3d0f05I

Sen. Patrick Leahy@SenatorLeahy

[BREAKING] Chairman Patrick Leahy Sets Judiciary Committee Field Hearing In Vermont On #NetNeutrality #VT [LINK:] http://t.co/0Ns3d0f05I

3:43 PM - 14 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ayotte calls for action on commonsense bills to help small business owners http://t.co/fHPIueaD5P

Kelly Ayotte@KellyAyotte

Ayotte calls for action on commonsense bills to help small business owners http://t.co/fHPIueaD5P

12:45 PM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Rep. McKinley poses with Oak Glen HS AD Phil Rujak, OGHS student Shania Helmick and Asst. Principal Dave Smith.

David B. McKinley@RepMcKinley

Rep. McKinley poses with Oak Glen HS AD Phil Rujak, OGHS student Shania Helmick and Asst. Principal Dave Smith.

2:29 PM - 15 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What it looks like if you did it:

Benny Johnson has strong opinions on the situation in Ukraine.

BuzzFeed Benny@bennyjohnson

Benny Johnson has strong opinions on the situation in Ukraine.

1:22 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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2. Bragging about things that are named after you.

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What it would look like if you did it:

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3. Asking your followers for money.

This campaign is in the palm of your hand. Give $10 to Obama for America by texting GIVE to 62262. http://t.co/YNEDn1X0. 6 msgs/mth.

Michelle Obama@MichelleObama

This campaign is in the palm of your hand. Give $10 to Obama for America by texting GIVE to 62262. http://t.co/YNEDn1X0. 6 msgs/mth.

10:06 PM - 27 Oct 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

What it looks like if you did it:

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4. Firing someone for a bad tweet.

What it looks like if you did it:

Now you're fired.

5. Having someone who works for you take pictures of everything you are doing.

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... doing.

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Can you spot the staffer taking the photo?

What it looks like when you do it.

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Benny said in a statement today: "Great stairwell."

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"Nice table but #wherearethejobs?" --BJ

*All tweets from Benny are signed "BJ"
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*All tweets from Benny are signed "BJ"

6. Uploading photos of you standing next to complete strangers.

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What it looks like when you do it:

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"I was honored to meet these people on the street today." -- BJ

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7. Responding to Facebook comments with a YouTube video.

View this video on YouTube

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Or just reading your emails on a YouTube video.

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What it looks like when you do it:

View this video on YouTube

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8. Being on Google+

Being on Google+

Being on Google+

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Being on Google+

Being on Google+

Being on Google+

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9. Instagramming photos like this.

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What it looks like when you do it:

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