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“VOF Week 1 (Importance of Web 2.0 And How It Empowers Women And Finds Out Solutions To Their Issues)”

The fact that web 2.0 facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability and collaboration on the World Wide Web is amazing. This has lead to the development and evolution of web based communication, hosted services and applications such as social networking sites, video sharing sites, wikis, blogs and folksonomies.
Web 2.0 makes it possible to hold meeting and conferences without being there physically. Through web all the members attending the meeting can actually be able to see and talk to each other and discuss all issues at hand. This is cost effective and time saving. It is also possible to shop and buy either personal stuff or even office wares through the internet.

The web brought about pathways of women empowerment because it links with academics, activists and practitioners to find out what works best to enhance women empowerment and can easily be accessible through this mode of communication and at no cost at all. From the web we get to identify where women are achieving real gains and discover the positive and negative factors which have influenced their journey and also find out why other women are not making it in life and get ways of getting to assist them so as to promote women power. Through the web you can get to know the cultures for various people and especially the ones that affect women and which ones are acceptable and which are not. Women can also link up through networking and come up with projects that can work for all of them and also for the other women and really succeed with committed workforce. This is also convenient because it can be done from any part of the country without having to come together. The internet makes it possible to know what problems other women go through and because of the wide network and sharing of view from all over good workable solutions are achieved.

The web empowers me because l can have my domain name which l can identify with on the internet. Through it l can make contact and keep in touch with everyone thereby making networking easy. I can also have a worldwide exposure in that l get to know what is happening throughout the world. In case l want to know more about a certain subject or issue all l have to do is search in the web and get to know all that there is to know. I can join clubs which are educational and informative and can also share information by posting so that everyone interested can access it. I can learn through the web. Correspondence colleges are made possible through the web so then whoever is busy with other issues and maybe travels from time to time and cannot be able to attend to regular classes can go for that option.



JaniceW's picture

Web 2.0 experience

Yes, it is wonderful how web 2.0 has enabled people to connect and how information is so much more accessible. I was wondering what your personal experiences have been with this new technology. For example, have you made connections on PulseWire that have impacted you or changed the way you view something? Did you perhaps learn something new by reading another member's journal entry? I love the interaction I see happening on PulseWire but also love hearing about individual experiences. Please share more with us and all the best with Voices of Our Future.

lorageneva's picture

Thanks for sharing

Hey Phylis, thanks for sharing your views about your Web 2.0 experience. I am just getting more comfortable with this website, and how to navigate myself around without getting lost. I have already learned so much, and have read some fantastic stories. How long have you been a member? I am looking forward to hearing more of your personal stories. Kindest Regards, Lora

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