Web 2.0: A mass media of being empowered
As it is known that web 2.0 is a very effective platform of interacting with people from different regions and cultures, we may view a topic or an issue from various perspectives. It is an incredible media of exchanging thoughts and gathering knowledge or just knowing about something from someone who we have not seen or met in person, someone who might live miles away from us. And that is the most exciting opportunity that web 2.0 has given to its members. People from the other corner of the globe can be able to talk about a situation and ask for others outlook on that, and others can give solutions if it is a challenging event someone is facing. Even if when someone wants to do something which she does not have much information about, she can easily get ideas from others through web 2.0.
Being a web 2.0, when World Pulse is a mass media of learning from each other or just sharing among a large group, women from developing countries can talk about different events and issues there and women from the other parts of the world can join in that share or cheer. Through this media, women can even help each other through giving their thoughts and ideas on a particular issue shared by someone. Here, the process can even be like showing paths to someone or find someone paths to achieve something. A person may have one opinion, since many people will have many perspectives on a matter, there must be some solutions come out of people’s views. Every person who joins web 2.0 is a resource to every other person in the same media.
The world is actually getting smaller through such an attempt of utilizing web 2.0. Realizing this fact, World Pulse is a learning platform for women from one region through understanding how women in other regions struggle or attempt to overcome challenges in today’s world. It does not necessarily have to be challenges and solutions to problems, it can be women share each other’s cultural aspects and learn how a practice is different in other cultures. For example, I have been hearing a lot form other women in the World Pulse, about other countries situations regarding how women’s empowerment is improving from time to time. All these knowledge let me widen my thinking into more optimistic and practical, let me realize how many ways people lead their lives in the universe and how many ways people keep trying to make life work. And learning about all of them is the most important way the web 2.0 or World Pulse is empowering me.