Web 2.0 You play I dance
You play I dance
Collective writing and editing build up something together and help with just small thing
I have always loved the feedback theory even when I was telling stories at school in between classes. My story has its value when people ask about some details or help me build it up with their own memories.
For me Web 2.o is always about being able to be part of a big picture and have my own space and play a unique role; tailoring things my own way, without letting the language barrier hold me back.
In my country, the women’s situation is far from being empowered or being treated with equity and fairness compared to males. Virtually they are not given equal chances to play participatory roll although they are more than half of the population. Reasons can start simply from being up to women who are not created to such and such masculine professions! For us the new generation things have started to change. Thanks to women activism since early 1950s and paradox ally uncontrollable factors like economical one have forced males to soften their control and hegemony over different aspects of life. But even for the younger generation problems and difficulties may not get solved unless they unite and stand up firmly for their rights.
With effective tools such as web 2.0 things are getting different. This is a new road to emancipation and freedom. AN OPEN GATE that allows women to be heard, communicated, interacted, exchange knowledge and experiences; they have free education in an open university to the four corners of the universe. The cry of women in remote areas of Africa can be echoed by others in the Far East or Europe or America. I am proud that I am one of the world pulse community and that I am the pulse of women in my area.
Blogging on web 2.0 helps me on two levels: I have a dream to travel across the globe. But financial means has always kept that dream deterred. Entries of my colleague pulsers have taken me to different places. I love my friend Nini whom I have made knowledge on the giant website. Her blogging has taken me to her favorite café, had Turkish coffee, and seen her city. I dare say I have passed many tights at her nice warm villa at the shore of the Red sea in the commercial port of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Before joining this website, growing old with few options or no body beside me has been one of my biggest worries. But having all these technological tools, interactive community and the growing number of remarkable strong women whom I add to my list of friends every day, have changed perception to myself and things around me.
My friend Jude’s struggle with colon cancer which she covered in her page has opened my eyes to the value of being healthy and that life is so lovely and deserved to be lived to the maximum.
As Arabic-native speaker (Arabic mother tongue) and English comes in the second place, that makes feel I am not good at writing and expressing myself in fluent English, but I feel that the community here is understanding and helpful. The feedback received during this short period I spent here shows that I am on the right track.