VOF Week 1: (“Our voice counts”)
Expression of inner thoughts and feeling is what everyone looks for and searches for. With web applications like wiki, blogs, podcasts, Google, flicker; expressing ourselves has been much easier and convenient. With the web 2.0 applications we can not only share our views and ideas but can also seek for solutions to our problems, can refer to various documents and impart the knowledge that we have gained in our field. Precisely, web 2.0 has provided us with the platform to share our joys and sorrows; form a network to fight against something or has helped the world to unite to stand up for their.
I became acquainted with web2.0 for the first time via Google, which has solution for every problem that we face from our personal lives to professional. In addition to introduction to Google, wiki became an integral part of my life where I could post much information on various subjects and could also start advocacy for different issues and then I started my blog. Blogging not only provided the platform to share my perspective and problems but also provided the comments, suggestions and views of the people from world over and helped me to realize that the problem that we face is common and through collective action we can solve them easily.
With the availability of these applications, I feel that there is somebody who relates to what I am going through and is providing a helping hand. With these applications the women all over the world are able to express themselves and seek for solutions to their problem which they are unable to share with their near and dear ones. As I believe that expressing our inner feelings are the most important but difficult part of life, through these web applications we are able to express ourselves and are heard without being neglected as the voice of a girl, lady or women. So, these web applications have not only helped us to share our inner thoughts but also have helped us to be heard. In other words, these applications has empowered us as we got to speak for ourselves and solve our problems in our own unique way, definitely we are being heard.