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Power of Web 2.0

Web 2.0 has become an essential tool in my daily life for the last few years. I am amazed of how much I can utilize the internet comparing to when I was first introduced to it in 2004. As the technology has developed through time, many application and various social media platforms have been created to meet with the increasing people needs. Web 2.0 makes me most excited about abilities to get all kinds of information at the tip of my finger. I find life easier in term of getting any information I want. Besides, Web 2.0 excites me on how much easier to get myself connected with people across the globe. Social media and social networking have developed into a very crucial instrument for people in this globalized world, especially for the young generations.

Because of its amazing capabilities, Web 2.0 is able to bring many solutions to the global women’s empowerment movement. First of all, Web 2.0 allows women to connect with each other and share their stories. Personally, I do think that women find it difficult when it comes to sharing their struggling stories. There are many women in the world who were born entrusted with countless responsibilities. This ugly fact seems to undermine the way that some women think of how much they can do. Since they are counted on those default duties, they start to think that it is how their lives supposed to be. They think they were born to handle such pressure. It is not something new to them, and there is nothing they can do about it. They perceive it as reality they cannot escape, and some don’t find it helping to even share their stories to others. This is when Web 2.0 comes into views. It opens many doors for women to expand their perceptions. It allows women to get connected and see that there are other women out there trying to get out of the way of lives they were told to live in. Moreover, Web 2.0 brings broader scope for women to express themselves and shares their passions. Provided with these competences, women are empowered and encouraged to demand for just any changes they need. That’s when the global women’s empowerment movement becomes possible.

Just like other women, I find myself strongly empowered through Web 2.0. Like mentioned since the beginning, I have improved my general knowledge by utilizing internet through search engines, mostly Google. Instead of spending time to find someone that I know to answer my questions, I can just find the answer myself using the internet. Also, I build my network using many social networking platforms such Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These have become the tools for me to widely connect myself to the rest of world. Last but not least, blogging is my key weapon to express myself and whatever I have to say. It is the space where I think everyone is given equal opportunity to shout out to the world despite who they are and where they are from.

Comments

Sarvina's picture

Well Written!

Hi sister,

I am so much inspired by your article how Web 2.0 has helped us connected. Remember that we have also known through the social media. So it is really good to show how it makes people stayed connected wherever we are.

Keep up your good work! Your writing is very interesting.

Love,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Neilly's picture

Hi sis, Thank you so much for

Hi sis,

Thank you so much for spending time reading my post and always encourage me. I'll try my best.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Somaye Dehban's picture

Equal Opportunity

Hi Neilly
thanks for your post,

I enjoyed reading your post, and the point that I liked the most was about Equal Opportunity in the last part! indeed everybody is equal on internet, very good point.

you mentioned that you have educated yourself through internet, I am wondering how you have used this gained knowledge for your work or in your daily life, could you please give some examples?

thanks
all the best
Somaye

Neilly's picture

Hi Somaye, Thank you for

Hi Somaye,

Thank you for spending time reading my post. Well, as for gained knowledge, I find myself get to know a lot of useful information that most of my friends don't know. In a nutshell, I am a girl who is full of curiosity, you know? I sometimes just sit and search things on google. For example, I like learning about new youth events or conferences, so I google it. Of course, many options will come out, but that doesn't mean they are all useful. You need to be able to identify which one is useful and which one is not as well. Let me give you another example, let's say I want to know how to use any feature on Microsoft Word, you can also search it on the internet. I do this all the time when I stuck and cannot get things to work the way I want in Microsoft Word.

I hope my answer helps :)

Regards,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Neilly's picture

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Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

Pushpa Achanta's picture

Your article

Dear Neilly,

Great to see this soulful piece. Thanks for capturing the benefits of Web 2.0 clearly and how it can help women reach out to themselves and others.

Continue the nice work!

Warmth,
Pushpa

Neilly's picture

Dear Pushpa, Thank you for

Dear Pushpa,

Thank you for spending time reading my writing along with encouragement.

Regards,
Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

aimeeknight's picture

Hi Neilly, You did a great

Hi Neilly,

You did a great job of explaining how Web 2.0 will be empowering to you. I especially liked this sentence, “It opens many doors for women to expand their perceptions.” I look forward to reading your future assignments.

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

Neilly's picture

Hi Aimee, Thank you for

Hi Aimee,

Thank you for appreciating my post.

Neilly

Neilly,

"You can do it if you believe you can."

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