Women and the New Media
All around the world, growth of information on the web is exploding. More and more people and news organisations post stories on their websites, twitter or facebook page. Millions of people write their own blog or participate in online discussion boards.
On web 2.0 I can connect with friends, get new ideas and be abreast of happenings around the world. All these excite me . Courtesy of web 2.0 the world is now a global village. For me web 2.0 is an excitement !
Web 2.0 presents a great opportunity for women's empowerment globally in that for long the traditional media has kept women issues in the background .
Web 2.0 offers women the opportunity of writing their own story . Even as a professional journalist I no longer have to wait for any editor to check my story before I can publish on the web .
Women can now write, report and publish stories on and about women as they unfold in their various communities thereby bringing global attention to women issues .
Women can also use web 2.0 to create awareness and sensitize the global community on issues affecting women .
Web 2.0 enables women to connect, collaborate and $hare information and ideas like it is happening on World Pulse .
As a journalist with web 2.0 in my hands I can generate and share information about women in particular in my own style and designm
I can express myself anyway and anyhow I choose to as long as I am communicating.
There will be no editor to twist my thoughts or my ideas . Its indeed a big relief ! I can write my own story. I can connect with people and make new friends, engage in topical discussions worldwide and as well ask questions and get feedback .
For me web 2.0 is a fantastic application that has made my passion and professional calling a lot easier .