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VOF Week 1: What 2.0 Web Means to Me

What I like most about web 2.0 is its different interactive features. It allows you to post responses to magazine articles, write in online-journals, and to respond to others thoughts and insights. For the first time on the internet, I have an opportunity to respond to what has been written to me. Often times I get announcements and am unable to respond, or when I do, the people don’t respond back and I feel quite frustrated.

There is something to be said about the interactive process that brings about mental, spiritual and emotional processing on a level, that reading alone doesn’t do. I have been very inspired by the stories I have read, and for the first time I feel a sense of freedom in sharing, which I have never felt before. The women on pulse-wire have a compassion and passion about their liberation that I am experiencing for the first time, and they are doing it within the framework of having maintained their femininity. Often times in the pursuit of equality, many women feel they must throw their femininity out the window to compete with men; but the women on pulse realize they aren’t competing but simply seeking space to exist as they have been created, with all their passion, caring and vulnerability which is what gives us our strength to endure.

Thanks to the team at Pulse-wire for coming up with a creative and interactive way to reach women, because in reaching out it helps us to reach within and pull out the voice that has been hiding in our head, and deep within our hearts!!!


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What Web 2.0 mean to me

Dear Dr Edonna,

I like you post with the independence and freedom of expression that you have online in using Web 2.0 applications. I should however tell you my story that one women almost threatened to sue me because of the freedom i thought i had in online spaces for writing a travelogue on a blog.

I have actually noticed that with Web 2.0 there is a freedom of expression which is not absolute. I hope our lesson will address this in due course. How safe are women in online spaces?

Kind regards

Journalist, Blogger and Content Manager

lourdelullu's picture

still unable to get through

i tried to post my VOF week 1 but i was not able get through it. My files got lost when my pc unit's connection got disconnected. i could not retrieve it anymore. It was a bit lengthy and I wrote directly without having any draft. I think my file was really lost
i try to learn more next assignment.
I just want to write even if not within the time frame. Or I just wait for the nrxt assignment.
thank you for understanding.


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Thank you for writing this piece. I like the thought of being able to respond to announcements you receive. I am also glad to hear that sharing through blogging, posting photos, or posting to your PulseWire journal gives you a sense of freedom. I wish you explained more ways that web 2.0 is empowering woman. What solutions does web 2.0 offer for the women's empowerment movement?

Thanks again for sharing your voice.

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Freedom and Equality

I love how you describe web 2.0 empowering you as a woman and giving you the freedom to share your ideas without inhibition. This post beautifully describes the many empowering aspects of Web 2.0, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. BRAVO!

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Dr. Edonna, I also wanted to

Dr. Edonna,
I also wanted to give you a belated congratulations on your Doctorate. What an impressive accomplishment! That is a huge challenge even for women with a strong network of support. Good luck with your research and empowerment of African women.

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