Solutions for a painful internet: Helen Jane's Mom 2.0 presentation #I've got a question!#dealing with judgement#grown ups May 18 | Stephanie Kaloi @offbeatfamilies runs these advice questions as an opportunity for our readers to share personal experiences and anecdotes. Readers are responsible for doing their own research before following any advice given here... or anywhere else on the web, for that matter. Photo by Helen Jane. Holy shit, I love Helen Jane's Mom 2.0 Presentation titled "Solutions for a Painful Internet." If you've ever found yourself judging anyone online EVER (and seriously, who hasn't?), this is the presentation for you: Our internet is barely ten years old. Its current mobile-visual-branded version — less than five years old. When I get all judgey and mean about online authors, I stop it cold by thinking of other authors as five-year-old scientists. Would you be as judgemental and mean to a five-year-old in a tiny lab coat (little Twitter handle embroidered on it) as you are (inside your head of course) to some other bloggers? I didn't think so. Think of all of us as little experimenters. Sharing news through a personal lens, this experiment is barely five years old yet we consistently judge people as if they should know better. We're all just bumbling along in our labs, trying things out publicly. Let's use our imagination to appreciate the internet for the experiment it IS. You can read the presentation in its entirety here (complete with slides!). Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Stephanie Kaloi I am the former editor of Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS 10 Young Adult novels that don't suck NEXT Going up against Mother Goose: a new take on nursery rhymes Toggle comments [ 3 ] Thank you for sharing that! Aw, shucks, lady, thanks for the link! So glad it could help. I like Comments are closed.