Community Update

World Pulse Toolkits Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits are all available here.

We are especially excited to share our signature Citizen Journalism and Digital Empowerment Curriculum. Start learning today!

Web 2.0 raising awareness, creating connections and building movements

Web 2.0 allows me to participate in the creation and consumption of content and interact with people online. It also allows me to meet new people and connect with my friends and family. It benefits me in the social networking in that I can quickly get feedback, share ideas, keep people up-to-date on projects, and organize gatherings or actions in the community.

Web 2.0 provides women with historical opportunity to promote their voices, strengthen collaboration, and accelerate the exchange of working models for women’s empowerment and solutions to global challenges. A new generation of grassroots women leaders is emerging online. Women can connect with each other and their allies to share their experiences and bring their stories, needs and solutions to the forefront of global awareness. Women are able to report and write news; more likely talking about women’s political participation and gender-based violence. Women are also featured as the news subjects and challenge to gender stereotypes far more often than men. In other words, women stories do make a difference.
It is to be noted that growth of women's education and their entries into employment have contributed to the growth of Web 2.0 which has played an important role to create awakening in women to achieve their potential as the prime movers of change in society.

New media and Web 2.0 can allow me to connect, express and transform myself as I collaborate across oceans, continents and cultural barriers. I can also speak out with women across the globe to challenge existing ideas or expose under-reported issues in their community. In other words these tools can be empowering to me in raising awareness, creating connections and building movements.

Comments

Shanen's picture

HELP THE CHILDREN

Let’s not only focus on women but, let us also include the children and support efforts to bring safety training to the children and women in the communities. Let us encourage children to trust their instincts and tell a trusted grown-up if anyone tries to hurt or trick them or makes them feel scared, hurt, or unhappy.

Dear Shanen,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this with the PulseWire community. You're right. Web 2.0 presents incredible opportunities for women. I particularly like your line that "women's stories do make a difference." How true! The representation of women within the news is a particular passion of mine, so what you said in that regard definitely resonated with me as well.

Keep writing. I see that based on your profile that issues surrounding children are of particular interest to you. I'm curious, what role you see for Web 2.0 tools in the vision of the future you expressed in your journal profile.

In friendship,
Jasmine

Shanen's picture

The vision of Web 2.0 in the future.

Hi Jasmine I am glad and happy that you read my journal, to answer to your questions. First I love children and it makes me sad to see children suffer in war, poverty and child labor. This doesn't stop me from wanting the best for women too because am also a woman. I would want to do both empowering women and also saving the children.

Now coming to the Web 2.0 issue, we know that Web 2.0 tools, such as blog, wiki, are phenomena defined by linking people to each other in some way, it can also mean the conception of online community. Users work together to relate information and knowledge by rating choices or explicit identification of other members. Generally speaking, Web 2.0 tools are used to allow or encourage various types of activity whether commercial, social or some combination of the two.

Example can be let's see hmm... let's take the online community, this is a group of people that primarily interact with each other via internet enabled communication media such as email, discussion forums or chat rooms rather than face to face interaction. In an online community, people come together for a shared purpose and are guided by shared rules and regulations of the community. I believe these tools will enable me to reach out to women as well as talk about saving the children.

The vision of Web 2.0 in the future.
I believe that the read/write Web, or what we are calling Web 2.0, will culturally, socially, intellectually, and politically have a greater impact on women by the year 2020, than the advent of the printing press. I believe that we cannot even begin to imagine the changes that are going to take place as the two-way nature of the Internet begins to flower; those of us who have spent time imagining this future will be astounded by what happens. Today's women need something more! We can no longer wait to begin integrating the latest and most effective Web 2.0 applications into our daily instructional repertoire, for the time is now! We (women) can choose to either engage ourselves in more interactive, collaborative enriched way into sharing our ideas and problems or keep them to ourselves which in the end will not solve anything. If we are serious, more women will become educated, women issues will be highlighted and the future of our world will prosper.

In other words Web 2.0 tools means, simple put; it's the readability and writability of the internet. It's not a new internet, it's all about the interactivity and productivity applications on the internet that provides women with 24/7 ability to produce, communicate, collaborate, share, store, network, and learn. One of the best things about these Web.2.0 tools and applications is that they are free.

Shanen's picture

The vision of Web 2.0 in the future.

Hi Jasmine I am glad and happy that you read my journal, to answer to your questions. First I love children and it makes me sad to see children suffer in war, poverty and child labor. This doesn't stop me from wanting the best for women too because am also a woman. I would want to do both empowering women and also saving the children.

Now coming to the Web 2.0 issue, we know that Web 2.0 tools, such as blog, wiki, are phenomena defined by linking people to each other in some way, it can also mean the conception of online community. Users work together to relate information and knowledge by rating choices or explicit identification of other members. Generally speaking, Web 2.0 tools are used to allow or encourage various types of activity whether commercial, social or some combination of the two.

Example can be let's see hmm... let's take the online community, this is a group of people that primarily interact with each other via internet enabled communication media such as email, discussion forums or chat rooms rather than face to face interaction. In an online community, people come together for a shared purpose and are guided by shared rules and regulations of the community. I believe these tools will enable me to reach out to women as well as talk about saving the children.

The vision of Web 2.0 in the future.
I believe that the read/write Web, or what we are calling Web 2.0, will culturally, socially, intellectually, and politically have a greater impact on women by the year 2020, than the advent of the printing press. I believe that we cannot even begin to imagine the changes that are going to take place as the two-way nature of the Internet begins to flower; those of us who have spent time imagining this future will be astounded by what happens. Today's women need something more! We can no longer wait to begin integrating the latest and most effective Web 2.0 applications into our daily instructional repertoire, for the time is now! We (women) can choose to either engage ourselves in more interactive, collaborative enriched way into sharing our ideas and problems or keep them to ourselves which in the end will not solve anything. If we are serious, more women will become educated, women issues will be highlighted and the future of our world will prosper.

In other words Web 2.0 tools means, simple put; it's the readability and writability of the internet. It's not a new internet, it's all about the interactivity and productivity applications on the internet that provides women with 24/7 ability to produce, communicate, collaborate, share, store, network, and learn. One of the best things about these Web.2.0 tools and applications is that they are free.

Azaria's picture

Women voices out loud

Hello Shanen,

Thank you for sharing your voice on the pulse wire community. I enjoyed reading your views on the benefits of Web 2.0. Yes, whole hearted agree with you that this way of communication gives us women a platform to be see, heard and let our voices be heard in a way that was not available to us in the pass.

I looking forward to reading more and hearing more from you.

Blessing,
Azaria

Azaria Ulmer, CHC, CPCC
Wellness & Empowerment Coach

Real Foods Heal
Everything is food...what are you hungry for?
Azaria@Realfoodsheal.com
646-721-1330

Sacred Woman
Empowering women and girls around the world
Azariau@me.com
646-721-1330

Shanen's picture

Thank you!

Hello Azaria sorry for my late reply. Thank you too for reading my juornal, I am happy that you enjoyed reading my views on Web 2.0. We both agree that communication gives us women a platform to be seen and heard. I call it ’’Women Power’’ but anyway thank you again and hope to read more from you. Do have a wonderful day.

Shanen

Iffat Gill's picture

Greetings from your Listener!

My name is Iffat and I am one of the Listeners for VOF program 2011. It is good to read your views about the use of the modern tools of interaction/communication for women rights movements and also for other issues like children rights. I liked your sentence: "A new generation of grassroots women leaders is emerging online."

I do share the curiosity that Jasmine I'm curious as to how you feel these tools can be empowering for you and how you are currently using them in your work.

Looking forward to reading more of your work.

Best wishes.

Iffat Gill

Hello Iffat thank you for your mail and to answer to your questions I will start by explaining what Web 2.0 is.

Web 2.0 basically is a world wide web that facilitates social media networking and examples can be seen from the globally accepted social networking sites (facebook, Skype, MySpace) blogs, forums and other networking software devices that promote intra and interpersonal communication between parties around the world.

These tools are empowering to me not only in finding information but also in communicating with my family and friends. For some reason I've always fascinated about how we could find information and communicate with people with the use of Web 2.0 on clicking of a button. With Web 2.0 I can do research, talk to people, get informed, learn and contribute to the society.

I've learnt to capitalize off of hugely popular websites like Facebook and Skype. I established my own skin consultant business and the social media sites bring in money to my business? Well, when someone “likes” my products, I get access to their news feed, and all the statuses that I make on Facebook, will be read by my friends and customers in their news feed, it’s almost like free advertising! By making my presence in their news feed, it means that every time that they see one of my statuses; they will be reminded of my business. I’ve made friends and meet lots of women and we have even formed a training group whereby we women come together to share our knowledge of beauty and also tell our experiences in the products by introducing new ideas and new products for women. I have seen what this products have done to women, women have raise up, being beautiful and also got opportunities to start their own consultant business and become their own boss whereby they get to decide when and how to run their business. It’s amazing to see women in business sectors blossoming and going for seminars, organizing events for women example women’s marathon. Apart from my business I use these tools in writing and sharing my views with my friends and fellow women in World Pulse.

Hello Iffat thank you for your mail and to answer to your questions I will start by explaining what Web 2.0 is.

Web 2.0 basically is a world wide web that facilitates social media networking and examples can be seen from the globally accepted social networking sites (facebook, Skype, MySpace) blogs, forums and other networking software devices that promote intra and interpersonal communication between parties around the world.

These tools are empowering to me not only in finding information but also in communicating with my family and friends. For some reason I've always fascinated about how we could find information and communicate with people with the use of Web 2.0 on clicking of a button. With Web 2.0 I can do research, talk to people, get informed, learn and contribute to the society.

I've learnt to capitalize off of hugely popular websites like Facebook and Skype. I established my own skin consultant business and the social media sites bring in money to my business? Well, when someone “likes” my products, I get access to their news feed, and all the statuses that I make on Facebook, will be read by my friends and customers in their news feed, it’s almost like free advertising! By making my presence in their news feed, it means that every time that they see one of my statuses; they will be reminded of my business. I’ve made friends and meet lots of women and we have even formed a training group whereby we women come together to share our knowledge of beauty and also tell our experiences in the products by introducing new ideas and new products for women. I have seen what this products have done to women, women have raise up, being beautiful and also got opportunities to start their own consultant business and become their own boss whereby they get to decide when and how to run their business. It’s amazing to see women in business sectors blossoming and going for seminars, organizing events for women example women’s marathon. Apart from my business I use these tools in writing and sharing my views with my friends and fellow women in World Pulse.

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Letters to a Better World

Letters to a Better World

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

shazia @ shiree's picture

BANGLADESH: Finding Fatima

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

The Women of World Pulse LIVE: Meet Olanike

The Women of World Pulse LIVE: Meet Olanike

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative