Web 2.0 and the global women
The term Web 2.0 is web application that facilitates participatory information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design, and collaboration on the World Wide Web. A Web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators of user-generated content in a virtual community, in contrast to websites where users (consumers) are limited to the passive viewing of content that was created for them. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services etc.
What most excites me about Web 2.0 is its ability make me interact with friends and colleagues online and share ideas relating to social, education and professional issues. It creates platform for keeping contact and making new contacts base on the need of various users.
Researches about Web 2.0 have shown that the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specification, but rather to cumulative changes in the ways software developers and end-users use the Web.
Looking a the social Web, which is a fundamental shift in the way people communicate. The social web consists of a number of online tools and platforms where people share their perspectives, opinions, thoughts and experiences. Web 2.0 applications tend to interact much more with the end user. As such, the end user is not only a user of the application but also a participant by: Podcasting, Blogging, Tagging, Contributing to RSS, Social bookmarking, Social networking.
When I was growing up as a child I used to think I will never be able to talk on phone or do distance discussion that will connect me with others because of relevance attached to the use of land-phones by the rich alone, but with the advent of advance information technologies like Web 2.0, I can now talk with lots of friends and make new friends from Nigeria and abroad because of these advancements.
The World Pulse on which I am opportune to discover today is also a product of web application where from different strata of live can interact and relate together on social basis, educational platform and as professionals in various filed of human endeavour.
Like on this very site one can set out a question for other readers/users of the site to see and give their comments, which will in turn be of relevance in decision making, e.g. How much can an African woman get her right? This is a question of concern to all women and I’m sure every women will not just read this and skip it but will want to comment.
This application can be of use to me in various ways