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Mike Schlossberg


Mike Schlossberg is a Democratic Pennsylvania state representative from Allentown and the author of "Tweets and Consequences: 60 Social Media Disasters in Politics and How You Can Avoid a Career-Ending Mistake."

Prior to his election to the state House, Schlossberg managed social media for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and worked as a social media consultant. He also runs Political Fails, a blog on the topic of social media.

For an elected official, it's a challenge to decide when to block ill-mannered commenters and when to just let them have at you.
It's all too easy for a public official to make the kind of online mistake that results in ridicule and embarrassment. But it's not that hard to avoid a catastrophe.