"VOF Week 1: (Women and the Power of Web 2.0)."
Web 2.0 excites me because of the limitless power available to any woman around the globe that can access the internet. Information from one woman in a remote village in Kenya can tell her story in her own words and many women from all over the world can read about it. Web 2.0 for me is local and global sharing, meeting and networking.
Look at what the internet did for Obama! Web 2.0 will bring access to valuable information, sharing of experiences and finding solutions from other women’s lessons learned from similar challenges. I think it will also possible to conduct global campaigns with local impact. Web 2.0 will offer an opportunity for unifying women and strengthen the global women's empowerment movement. In Kenya in particular with the recent Government initiative in starting ICT villages in the remote areas, by publicizing the power of Web 2.0 to the women in those areas and how it can help them in their lives, the number of women who will access and use Web 2.0 will increase tremendously.
Personally Web 2.0 has given me an opportunity to tell my story in my own words and find a ready interactive audience. In mid 2007 , I joined a social network for Virtual Assistants , apart from talking shop, the network enables members talk about other aspects of their lives. So when tragedy struck our family, My father passed away after an automobile accident, It was natural that I shared this with my newfound friends. The amount of support I got from the network was immense. There were there for me on a daily basis and just being able to share with then what was going on , helped me cope with the grief and loss better.