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Connected through the wire!

The first class of ‘Voices of our future’ about Web 2.0 is very exciting to me. It is exciting to know that Web 2.0 lets a community to interact, to generate and put ideas openly, and to get the response and comments from one another. It kind of binds people around the world through the wire, if not in person. But I am quiet embarrassed after reading “Your PulseWire journal is a blog!” The reason is that two months ago, a person had talked to me about my blog. That time I even did not know that I ever had a blog! I did not have a concept about blog at that time. I insisted him that he might have mistaken me for someone else. But when he talked about my writings, I realized he was talking about my articles in the worldpulse. Then I said to him, “Oh, you might be talking about worldpulse. It’s not a blog; it’s just some articles.” I fooled him instead. I am embarrassed now, but it’s good that I know it now. Also, the other good thing is that I have gotten very close friend via worldpulse!

Web 2.0, without any doubt, can become voices of women, empowering and letting them know that they have equal rights to live in this world as men have. PulseWire is a lively example for this. Sharing similar stories and getting familiar with each others’ stories bring women together to fight against social injustice and inequality. It makes women feel that women discrimination is not an individual problem; it has existed from the very beginning of the human civilization, and now it should be put to an end. What makes it worthy and optimistic is that one can feel the strength of women and hear the strong and revolutionary voices of them beyond each story posted in the worldpulse. That’s why one can say Web 2.0 can definitely bring positive changes in the society starting from women themselves, helping them to claim their rights. In addition, from the discussions and sharing come the solutions.

Web 2.0 will indeed be empowering for me. First, it has let me speak out through my writings in worldpulse. Second, because of the communication with many women throughout the world and by hearing their voices, I have developed feminism in myself. I feel my thoughts are getting stronger, and I have learned to keep my head up. I am shy in nature, and Web 2.0 is very helpful to overcome such shyness - it can’t let my voice remain suppressed. Similarly, Web 2.0 can contribute to the communication which makes us feel that we are not alone. For instance, when I take a journey to the worldpulse, I feel that it’s not only me who is facing some societal problems because of my being a woman. I feel it is the common problem which needs to be solved. And it is very inspiring to read glorious stories of people around the world.

Comments

Sarvina's picture

lovely article........

Hi Deepti!

Your writing is so powerful!! It's a wonderful experience for you to know about Web 2.0. I'm like you as well, I didn't really know what Web 2.0 was in the first time i started in this PulseWire but now i have experience with Web 2.0. It's like "No gain without Pain". Cheer you up!!!

Kind Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Deepti's picture

Cheers!

Hey Sarvina,

You are right! We learn news things everyday; that is really wonderful about this life...

Best,
Deepti

rozjean's picture

Web.2

Hi Deepti,
I love how you talk about taking a "journey" on World Pulse. Long ago when I was a child and living in a small town in Ohio, I "took journeys" through books, but they were all fiction. How wonderful for us to have a place to share our real stories and feel connected to the women of the world. You say you are shy, but your strong voice comes out in your writing!
Regards,
Rozjean

Deepti's picture

Journey is fun!

Hello Rozjean,

Yes, World Pulse is indeed a wonderful platform for us. Fictional "journeys" also help us to be more creative, I think, so it's fine :) And right now, writing has overcome my shyness, but I hope this helps me to speak up too! :)

Thanks,
Deepti

vyarie's picture

Hi!

Hi Deepti!

It's great that you are able to share your stories here in an open, nonjudgmental forum. You bring hope to others, and help them know that they are also not alone.

Your vision is optimistic and your writing is empowering just to read.

I hope that you continue to inspire others through World Pulse!

Kind Regards,
Vanessa

Deepti's picture

Optimism is strong!

Dear Vanessa,

Everything has two aspects - either bad or good - both has the probability of 50%, so why to choose pessimism? Optimism is stronger than pessimism. Let's have hope on every step! :)

Best,
Deepti Bista

rmweaver's picture

Hi Deepti! I am inspired by

Hi Deepti!

I am inspired by your writing! I was especially inspired when you talked about how sharing similar stories brings women together to fight against injustice and inequality. I agree wholeheartedly that women should not feel that discrimination is an individual problem and that it now should be put to an end.

I also loved it when you said that you can't let your voice be suppressed. Worldpulse is such a great forum to help women find their voices. I hope that you will continue to find the courage to tell your own story. If you ever need help finding that courage, look here to the women who support you!

All the best,
rmweaver

Deepti's picture

Thanks

Dear rmweaver,

Thank you for your sweet response. I am happy to have women's support here; it is really motivating.

Looking forward to learning from you and people here.
Deepti Bista

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