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I’ve always believed that only exchanging information and experiences can make a huge difference. It is, indeed, only way to truly act, to make a quality and long-term solution. It is a way of confrontation with our acts, with deeds of our nation, with global atrocities, but also familiarizing with positive examples, good practice and new ideas.
Unfortunately, it has been fairly undermined by expensive, often inadequate and unreachable communication sources. We've had rough time reaching people from our own country, never the less people across the planet. For that matter Web 2.0 relives us. It gives us so many opportunities. It lets us breathe the right way, lets us speak our mind loud and clear, and lets it be heard wider than we could've ever imagined. It lets me tell a woman from Rwanda that I can understand her pain, her anger, her riot, as my own community has been experiencing same torture at the same time. It gives me chance to tell woman from Syria that she is strong and vigorous enough to fight the fear she feels, just as i did. Web isn't just technical improvement, it is also part of our evolution, it should be. It should be tool for victory. Way to conquer fear of unknown, to spread our views, to ask, to share, to unite. We are now, more than ever, in a position to cooperate, to make global changes simply by pushing just few buttons. It excites me that even though sometimes I can't find a single person from my area to share the opinion with, I sure can find thousands of them online. It is inspiring to know that we can help each other at any time, we can advise each other on relevant problems. We can permanently solve many conflicts just by talking them out. We are now able to act global. To connect on our projects, actions, study visits, our local and widely spread problems, on our needs, our suffering, our wounds. It helps us perceive that we are not alone. By all that and much more, Web 2.0 became a big part of my life, of my activism. It helps me stay up-to-date, but also makes huge part of informing about past. I have participated in so many successful internet actions which became international movements and am witness and member of new generation, group of people that make changes fast, frequently and free of charge. Those changes may not be big. They might not be visible to world leaders, big companies, or anyone who doesn't want to acknowledge their existence, but it certainly doesn't make them fictional.

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Taha Mirani's picture

Kudos

It will soon guide us towards victory. (y)

More power to your pen.

Love

Taha Mirani

Sharontina's picture

Part of your life!

Dear Lavander,

Web 2.0 has become everyone's part of life now. It should keep growing.

Good piece.

Love

Merlin Sharontina

binapatel33's picture

Together we are connected!

Very good points Lavander! This new platform will keep us connected to one another across a variety of mediums. It will bring us together with a common shared purpose. We will realize how difficult life is from the example set forth by our female colleagues, and we will realize our strength as females to overcome any challenge in life. Together we will remain connected and committed to one another!

Kind Regards,
Bina Patel
hc Mediate, LLC
www.hcmediate.com

Cassady's picture

Inspiring!

Very well said! Though Web 2.0 can sometimes remind us of all the negative things going on all over the world, it can also remind us that we are never alone, and that someone somewhere understands. To the world leaders and big corporations, that may not mean much, but to one person it can mean everything. Thank you for sharing.

Cassady

Catsilveira's picture

Hi . You made a good point.

Hi .
You made a good point. Many of us may struggle to find the ones next to us to share experiences with and then find them in the web. I believe the two experiences are important: both communicate with people around the world and with our local community… Would love to hear more about your activism using Web 2.0. Any specific actions that you love the most?

Let us keep building a strong movement!

Cheers,

Catarina

Lavander's picture

Thanks <3

First of all, thank you everyone for beautiful and strong support and kind words!

There is a good reason we understand each other, as we have same goals and aspirations,and since we live in the same society our problems and obstacles are unfortunately similar...

Dear Catarina, I can not precisely determine my favorite one, but for example One Billion Rising had a huge internet impact, and there is a lot of "internal" campaigns and actions that became approachable and visible thanks to web...

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