Web 2.0: Internet revolution for a new battle
For the first time I've heard and seen the word Web 2.0 even though I use it every day.
It's really impressive and very important, because it serves as a tool for interaction, awareness, education and especially information. It’s means, publication is free.
What's exciting, it has a wide freedom of expression and thought. Comments are free. There are no boundaries and all happen instantly.
However, sites and blogs have restricted targets and are not for everyone. The Internet is still inaccessible for the majority of the world population. Exceptionally, for people in developed countries like in the United States, Japan, European countries for example. Let’s take the case of Madagascar, officially, only 10% of the population (20 millions) as Internet access and know how to use it.
Is it one of the tools that will enable women to have autonomy? The response is clear, it is insufficient because the women who can benefit the use of new media or social networks are minorities. Furthermore, almost half of women worldwide are illiterate so many actions are necessary for us to use this as a means of empowerment.
First, virtual platform is not enough, it is obliged to work with others which in direct contact with women. They introduce, teach how to operate a computer and internet use.
Secondo, it is essential to motivate women who already used the Internet to be more interested in this platform and themselves take the initiative to share experiences with other women such as creating a focal point for women most vulnerable. The center will sponsor these same women in the process necessary for them to be autonomous.
Finally, it is the same about the contents of the platform. Subjects or themes which interest and attract women are important to convince women to use these tools. The platform must provide and address issues that concern them directly.
On a personal level, Social networks and blogs are an endless source of information that allows me to develop myself in my work and enrich my knowledge. A forum and a circle of friends to express the pain, share problems and find a solution together both personally and professionally. Everybody benefits from it. It’s enough to jump fast as one smile to every opportunity appears. Especially for the women who still needs to fight even more. Together we will. Share what we have for the most vulnerable even virtually.