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What Web 2.0 means to me . . .

Upon knowing/learning World Pulse program on Web 2.0 I was so curious to know what is it all about.I have to tell the truth and accept that I am behind,have the second thought of using the computer because I'm afraid to be the cause of its' malfunction. As far as I remember year 2002 when I last use a computer when I worked in a womens' group institution whose vision is advocating Womens' Reproductive Health Rights.That's how I start to work in the computer but it did not last long because because my item is contructual basis only for eight months if I remember right. Although my son got a computer at home I just look at it when he using. I recieved a hand-me down laptop last year but I was not able to use it longer. For sure,Web 2.0 is an instrument for me to be discover.I hope others will have their patience as we go along discovering and knowing each other.

Welcome to Web 2.0 journey !


viochan's picture

Scary technology!

Dear Adelma,
Even though you seem unsure about computers and technology, here you are, writing and telling a story for thousands of people to read. That shows real courage and I hope that you will continue to explore this new Web 2.0 world, continue telling your story, and continue being a part of this community, which wants nothing but the best for you.



Adelma A.Linatoc's picture

Room for everyone . . .

Dear Violeta,

Thanks a lot my friend for spending your time reading my real stories, I do believe that growth is limitless when we'd rather stay in our little comfort zone and never wanting to try venturing out that we give up our growing. It's been a very nice experience when I was given the chance to participate in Pulse Wire.

Frances Faulkner's picture

day by day

When I first started using a computer many years ago, I had so many frustrating times, but I knew if I didn't take the time to train myself, that this fast paced world would go forward without me and give me one less "tool" in my tool chest that would help me to learn, to grow and to stay in touch with new ideas. That was all many years before Web 2.0 existed, and now it really is exciting to see the possibilities at hand. Be patient with yourself as you learn. We look forward to hearing more of your stories, ideas, interests and work. Thanks,


Adelma A.Linatoc's picture

" Greenhorn "

Dear Frances,

You're really right my dear,as I remember right,it was 1997 when I first try to use a computer and not so long time that I worked on it because oftentimes I stay in the community/area for continous immersion and education particularly on family planning.Then,1998 when we were force to resign and I seldom practice using the computer.Luckily,because of ISIS,International I can freely use their computer,only if I have the chance to go out,the office is a bit far where I live.But,I can say,that it is such an exciting experiences that being eager to learn,I was able to know Pulse Wire and it gave me the chance to know more women/people.


Adelma A.Linatoc's picture

Very inspiring thoughts . . .

Dear Frances,

I really appreciate your words of encouragement and thanks a lot,my friend. Because at first,I'm thinking of how I use it if I don't have my own PC or laptop but as days passing-by, saw and heard my friend asking me,"do you have your email address?or Twitter/FaceBook?." Two thoughts always stay in my mind, (1.) If you don't like it,a lot of reasons,but if you really want it,you'l find ways to have it. (2.) If there's a Will,there's a Way. So,inspired by that,I am here now and very inspired by other women and you,to go forward.

Cheers and regards.

Frances Faulkner's picture

great attitude

Hi Adelma,

It is nice to hear your voice again. You have a great, positive attitude to go forward and really broaden your world. Isn't it amazing that here we are, on a Wednesday morning, having a conversation with an ocean between us, having never even met in person before? You can tell me about your challenges and successes and vice versa, I can tell you of mine. I will be thinking of you as you figure out the best ways to find access to a computer. Good luck!


lydia's picture

You've started!

Dear Adelma,
What courage to delve into the wide world of the Internet on your own! It can indeed be a bit overwhelming at first, but I think over time you will learn to appreciate the support and personal relationships that can be formed through forums like PulseWire. I hope you will continue to discover what excites you about Web 2.0 and share those discoveries in your journal and through the VOF assignments. There are many ways Web 2.0 can empower us as women--when you find a few ways I hope you will share them with us.

Adelma A.Linatoc's picture

Takes a lot of courage . . .

Dear Lydia,

Yes,of course,it takes a lot of guts to be involve in such so interesting way of communicating to different women wideworld. My curiosity and wanting to learn push me to try using Web 2.0.It really makes me more stronger and courageous conversing via this line.May we have more time dealing and communicating our issues.

Thank you and regards.

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