There is power in web 2.0
It is fascinating, in fact, exciting when operating with web 2.0. first, it is important to identify the problem especially in my country, Cameroon of getting people to attend meetings where you can share information or gather people to participate or share information about a project in your community, there will always be complains like, the time is not appropriate “for me”; I will be traveling, I have dead celebration; will there be “item 11” ?etc In my country item 11 means eating time, thus at the end of the day if you expected say about 50 people in an event you organized you might end up having just about 10 or 15 attending, and if you had information to share it is but obvious that it will not reach a wider population. What am I saying then; web 2.0 is just a wonderful tool to reaching out to the wider world. It is interesting because it gives me the opportunity to get information about other people, cultures, projects, proposals to problems and solutions at anytime that is convenient for me. I am quite excited because I am beginning to imagine the thousands of women and other readers I will reach through this web tool.
Unlike life meetings where women use to be relegated to the background and not given the chance to contribute in a meeting, web 2.0 is a good beginning and has come to give the women especially those of them who are not considered having good position the chance to express themselves “freely” without any physical threat from the men, and without the procedural process that use to go on before publishing. Through web 2.0 the problem of working in isolation will be resolved. Web 2.0 will enable women who are involve to connect to other women especially the rural woman and have access to hinder information about the flight of women in the different parts of the world.
From the look of things I have finally got a solution to some of my problems. There are times that I needed help or directives to go about certain innovative idea that comes to me but sometimes the person I am thinking that might be of help will not readily give in his or her time to deliver information, at times I needed to make a serious of phone calls just to meet the person for some ideas to no avail. but now I know with web 2.0 I can network with people of my area of interest to share ideas, experience and at the same read articles, projects, personal experiences of others and this will help empower me. first and the those other women around me and of course this empowerment will be transferred to my community especially the grassroot women who do not have access to information.