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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

Chrisitina's picture

Hi Neilly, I like your

Hi Neilly, I like your writing, cleared and pointed! And i feel deeply connected to what you wrote about women being silent about their misfortunes cuz most of the time they find it in veil. I used to be like that. But this world pulse community has totally changed my perspective, and i no longer feel alone. I also get a lot of knowledge about women's lives in other countries as well as women's empowerment movement. This is all the magic of web 2.0, and may we all make the best use of it!

Cheers,
Christina

Where there is a WILL, there is a WAY.

Neilly's picture

Hi Christina, thank you for

Hi Christina, thank you for spending time reading my post. It means a lot to me. And yes, we, women, need to speak up and direct our own destinies. Let's start together from here :)

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

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

Neilly's picture

Hi Christina, thank you for

Hi Christina, thank you for spending time reading my post. It means a lot to me. And yes, we, women, need to speak up and direct our own destinies. Let's start together from here :)

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

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

Greengirl's picture

Hello Neilly

I found your post really interesting, particularly the emphasis laid on the opportunities of sharing,learning and connecting that Web 2.0 affords each one of us. Keep using your unique voice to reach out.

Hugs,

Greengirl

Neilly's picture

Hi there Greengirl :) Thank

Hi there Greengirl :) Thank you very much for your support. All i want is my voice to be heard, and i believe with strong supporters like you and others, I can make it.

Love,
Neilly

Neilly,

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

Iryna's picture

The doors

Completely agree with you, Neilly, social media opens so many doors, and we need to go there to find out that women around the world have so much in common and together we can make strong support and achieve our goals!

Neilly's picture

Hello there Iryna, I do

Hello there Iryna, I do believe that we, women, are strong if we come together and support each other. Thank you for reading my post :)

Neilly,

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

Petunia007's picture

You have a good write-up here

You have a good write-up here Nelly. But you didn't post it the right way. The assignment is supposed to be posted in your personal journal and tagged '2013 VOF Week 1". Log in into your account and post in your journal according to the instructions. I hope this helps other applicants too.

Neilly's picture

Hi there. Thanks for the

Hi there. Thanks for the suggestion. Actually I already posted in my account and tag according to instruction before I posted in here :)

Neilly,

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

Petunia007's picture

Ok then. I just remembered

Ok then. I just remembered that the instruction specifically stated that the assignments shouldn't be posted here.

srashi15's picture

Very Well written!

Hi Nelly, well done the way you have written is clear, concise and straight to the point.

Neilly's picture

Thank you very much :)

Thank you very much :)

Neilly,

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

Debra K Adams MA's picture

Well said!

I enjoyed reading your blog and can identify with what you said. Wome need to question culturally assigned roles and duties and do wha they love to do!

"Be the change you want in the world." Gandhi

Debra K. Adams, MA
See my vizify bio! https://www.vizify.com/debra-k-adams-ma-pdv-cws
Survivors In Service: Self Empowerment Strategies (SiSSeS)
Consultant/Speaker/Author & Owner/Founder

Neilly's picture

Hi Debra, thank you for

Hi Debra, thank you for checking out my writing. Stay connected!!!

Neilly,

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

Phionah Musumba's picture

On Point!

Hey, Neilly,
Thanks for your piece, it speaks volumes. You just gave countless women a voice, a platform to rest their burdens.
Looking forward to read much more from you.

Phy
Centre for Disadvantaged Girls, Kenya
www.galsissues.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/MalkiaCDG

Neilly's picture

Hi Phy, Thank you very much

Hi Phy,

Thank you very much for such an encouragement. Keep in touch!

Neilly

Neilly,

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

Lortoria's picture

Hi Neilly

I liked reading you post, and like you share similar views.

Look forward to reading more of your posts in the future,

Best wishes,

Lortoria

Lortoria McDonald

lortoria@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/illumaink
New website coming soon!

Neilly's picture

Hi Lortoria, I thank you for

Hi Lortoria,

I thank you for appreciating my post. I'll keep it up.

Neilly

Neilly,

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

Neilly's picture

Hi Lortoria, I thank you for

Hi Lortoria,

I thank you for appreciating my post. I'll keep it up.

Neilly

Neilly,

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

Sharontina's picture

Beautiful

Dear Neilly,

Beautiful writing, precise and frank. Keep sharing.

God bless

Merlin Sharontina

Neilly's picture

Hi Sharontina, Thank you very

Hi Sharontina,

Thank you very much.

Neilly

Neilly,

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

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