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Web 2.0 - What would I do without you?

I'm young, but I still could experience a life without internet, mobile phones, computer, social networks, messenger... But every technical and informatical descovery introduced itself so easily in our lives as if they are natural, as if they always been there. All you need is a computer, your curiosity, some skills and a lot of time.
The first thing I do in the morning is turning on my computer. I read the news, the blogs I like, check my mails. Then I study on it, look for information, link to other people that can help me in my research. I make a break. I play, listen to music, watch a movie. All this on internet. I log on Facebook and Skype to speak to my family and friends. It's quite a hard experience, they are all far away, and I spend hours and hours with them, forgetting about distance and time. So many precious moments that I can enjoy for free, again thanks to internet...
I can not imagine my life anymore without it. And I'm sure Web 2.0 will have many renewals, and maybe by the time I will turn of a computer for the last time in my life its name will be Web 300.0. Our ancestors had sticks, then stones, then metal tools. We have Web 2.0, and it openes the world for us...

Comments

YAOtieno's picture

Far from home

Hi Joanna,

I can relate with your story on how Web 2.0 makes it easier for us to cope when living away from home. i also cant imagine how i would cope without web 2.0 being in Asia and my family in Africa.

Thanks for sharing

Y

A candle looses nothing my lighting another

Hannah B's picture

Web 2.0

Hello,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I also think that it is very hard to imagine not having access to the web and to friends and family who are far away.
I am curious to know how you think that the Web 2.0 can help empower women all over the world?
I hope that you continue to write and to connect with women in many countries.

Thank you,

Hannah

AmyC's picture

Anywhere and everywhere

It's true - there's been such an evolution over even the past 10 years which has made communicating with friends and family so much more easier when we move around our countries and the world.

I would have enjoyed reading more about your own personal experiences and what specifically you would like to focus on in your web 2.0 work. Why do you want an opportunity to have your voice heard? What struggles or triumphs can you share? I want to you know more about you (even if it's just by filling in your personal profile)!

ioanamari's picture

Thank you!

Thank you girls for your interest and kind comments!

Well, I personally use Web 2.0 for my studies and to connect with my family and friends that are far away. I am from Bucharest, but I chose to pursue my studies with a master degree in Brussels. It was a very interesting experience, a quality education (and yes, I used internet very much for it), but it was very far from home. I don't think I could have done it if internet wouldn't have allowed me to keep in touch with my mother every day...

I think that Web 2.0 gives the opportunity to women to express and to connect with people all over the world. It is about sharing experiences and learning from them.

Looking forward to read your stories!!

Thank you, Ioanamari, for your submission. I enjoyed your comparison with our ancestors who used sticks, stones, metal tools (and drums - mine) and our generation who gains worldwide connection through Web 2.0. That you enjoy so many kinds of connection through the use of technology gladdens this reader. Let's not forget that besides enjoyment, the Web is so very valuable in helping, supporting, empathizing and connecting with others for higher purposes and goals.

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