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Web 2.0 shaped my personality!!

Since the civil war started my country became a hot zone. I always felt like we were disconnected from the outside world and our chances to be among the global community was narrowed by the chaos and destruction going on. In the midst of all that, I longed for tranquility, peace, and wanted to see what it was like living somewhere else and the answer to that for me was the internet. I started using the internet beginning 00s and since then I was so amazed by the power of the internet.
I was an enthusiastic reader and loved reading novels from cover to cover to discover the lives of the characters and how different it was from my reality. I was interested in people and cultures and reading was my way of exploring the world in my limited ways. I knew it was a work of fiction but I convinced myself it was real and I use to escape to the world of books and indulge myself in finishing 500 pages in just one day. Having access to the internet was such a great opportunity because I started chatting with international people using Paltalk, cupidbay, or other chat site that I can find, just to be able to talk to people far, far away. I wanted to be able to practice my English, and travel the world, experience the interactions of different cultures by talking to people from all over the world. I discovered blogs and started reading and it was an eye opening experience to learn about true personal experiences. Facebook is also a huge part of my life.
I became a global mind and surely Web 2.0 was a huge part of that process, I have an international personality because of ti. The most used idiom in Somalia is “You are in Somalia, not the world” which somewhat negatively indicates that Somalia is not part of this world and it’s isolated.
Web 2.0 gives me the opportunity to read through the personal experiences of other individuals and actually relate to it, and that’s very empowering for me, because it allows me not feel alone or isolated from the rest of the world anymore. I enjoy the experience sharing and support system it provides for individuals like me who are just trying to be part of this world.
For women like me, Web 2.0 has the potential to become a platform for empowerment, to have a voice and express ourselves, and to allow us to become a support system for each other despite the distance between us. Web 2.0 is the answer to end violence against women, discrimination, and inequality through writing our experiences and sharing it with the global community. The world we live in today is a global village and its fascinating how Web 2.0 can allow people across continents to stand together to support a case and actually have their voices heard. We can change the world to the better utilizing this very amazing tool.

Comments

Iryna's picture

global village

Hi, Deqa, your writing is so light even is about not so light issues. I enjoyed reading your post and want to say that I agree with everything you wrote. Is true, Internet connects people from all over the world, without a problem, in a matter of seconds. And here you can receive the biggest support. This is a miracle, and is cool! :)

Deqa's picture

Supportive

Thank you my dear for taking the time to read my post. Its such a cool miracle to connect across borders. WorldPulse is such a great support system and I'm glad i was introduced to it in order to meet people like you.

Deqa

You are an inspiration for instead of channeling negatively, you chose to be positive.
Thank you

Deqa's picture

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to read my post and for the comment. Its surely a confidence boost for me.

Love
Deqa

JaniceW's picture

I love your writing style

Your enthusiasm and excitement jump off the page. You are now a global citizen with thousands of sisters supporting you and cheering you on from all over the gobe. I look forward to reading more from you.

Deqa's picture

Thank you Janice

Its nice of you to complement my writing, I do try and I'm soon to sit for IELTS exam, I hope I do well. I am just impressed how supportive and welcoming this community is. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
Love
Deqa

VITSAF's picture

I admire you

Really, I have read so much and seen pictures about your country, to find you this positive and struggling despite all odd is quite inspiring

Thanks for sharing

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Kate Hartley's picture

Enthusiasm is contagious

Hello Deqa,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and passions. I must agree with all your other comments as to how positive you are! And to remind you that YOU ARE IN THE WORLD...thankfully so!

My best to you,
Kate

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"Let Your Life Speak"
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Lylinaguas's picture

You've hit the mark in

You've hit the mark in describing yourself as a global mind and the world we live in today as a global village. Spread your word through the power of the web and be an inspiration to many. You have the power to go beyond your borders and reach the world. You are empowered. Best of luck!:)

Lylin

Deqa's picture

Many Thanks

I am grateful to all of you, honestly speaking, for your support and encouragement. And for taking the time to read my post, its truly kind of you to do so.

Its just amazing to read your profiles and accomplishments and I am astonished how dedicated and committed you all are which gives me strength and power to continue striving and be the best. Thank you all
Love
Deqa

Dear Deqa,

Thank-you for sharing your experiences - your personality and resolve truly is impressive. All the very best in your online endeavors!

Best,

Gaurav Nakhare
WP Listener

Deqa's picture

Many Thanks

Dear Gaurav
Its inspiring to have such a wonderful and supportive friends worldwide and that's one of the great things about this WP community. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and for your very kind and encouraging words.
All the best my dear.
Love
Deqa

deen's picture

Persons personality

I like to share my experiences as you, it looks your personality type is extrovert.

Deen Dar
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