Paul Carr isn't a meanie, and he thinks Julia Allison is "smart, tech-savvy and funny." He writes a column on how bitchiness rules on the Interwebs, and it's not always called for. But here's why he loses cred on this one. When writing about Julia's performance at DLD, he says:
It was an impressive performance both from Julia and from Loic, who showed how his company, Seesmic, uses video to make anonymous commenting almost impossible.
Um, Paul? Did you watch the same panel we did?
Also, we're sick of people who use this excuse: "having read the vile abuse aimed at Sarah and Julia and countless other women who dare to showcase their abilities online..."
Um, no. We have nothing against women who showcase their abilities online. We are women. We like smart women who can do smart things on the Internet. Julia is not one of them. Jesus. We're so tired of this bullshit.