VOF Week 1: (Web 2.0 A GREAT TOOL FOR SELF-EXPRESSION)
This is an interesting question and the first thoughts that came to mind was that web 2.0 was not as interactive for individuals in the developing world that are still grappling with issues related to poverty, some people have not even had the opportunity to set their eyes on a computer....and on I went thinking of all the reasons why web 2.0 needs to reach more people.
I stopped....and thought, no Tumanaini, your not answering the question.....automatically I was thinking of everyone else, but what about me?
It’s my view point that people are seeking….you don’t understand, rarely do people seek my views about anything and I'm glad you wants to know mine.
To be honest I love it, it easy to use, it is easy to network; it gives people the opportunity to voice their opinion from all over the world. With one click, I am able to know what another woman across the world in China or Bolivia thinks about this interface too. I am able to learn more about their culture, their experiences; we are able to exchange ideas, and most of all we are able to come up with solutions.
While there are many who still may not have the opportunity of using this interface, its great to see that all it takes is one user that can reach out to those who cannot make use of the interface. You only have to look at the work of Mama Africa, she is an inspiration and an example of how far reaching this tool is. Mama Africa is able to help women in Kenya learn how to read and write English by getting pen pals from the West.
The far reaching effect of web 2.0 is too great to let this opportunity pass, so women let us unite together and keep reaching out to others, someone somewhere cares, wants to connect with you and wants to know what YOUR views are.
On a personal level, I simply love that I for once can voice my opinion and know that somewhere other women are also reading my views and can also voice their opinion freely. I almost feel like shouting out to all the women out there, “TYPE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING”……if it means ill get to know what you really think about various issues.
Keep sharing and I look forward to reading everyone’s views on the web 2.0 experiences and what it means for you.