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‘VOK Week 1: (Web 2.0 enhancing women voices globally)’

Web 2.0 excites me in the essence that one can share information with a large group of people just at the click of the mouse. Web 2.0 enables one individual to generate information and sends it to many people.
This then creates room for one to share information to many individuals hence increasing information access across the globe.
This is a very interesting feature of web 2.0 since the information is share so fast across many people on board. The system provide and opportunity for us to have an online community.
Despite our geographical differences it gives us an opportunity of being global citizens and speaking for the common good of people globally. It makes us to think globally and act locally to shape the lives of women in this world.

Web 2.0 has increased access to information to many individuals who could not get such information if such technology was not in place. It empowers individuals and women in particular from across the globe to be able to share information and get feedback instantly.
Web 2.0 has increased the way the women access and share information. From the North Pole to the South Pole women are now united by the web 2.0 technologies to speak out for the issues that affect the women globally. Women can now air out their concerns and be the voices of the voiceless in this planet.

Web 2.0 is very much empowering for me. Now, I have knowledge and understanding on how the information is shared online- thanks to the voices of our future and the web 2.0 technologies. I have been empowered to speak out my voice through web 2.0. I cam confidently say now that I have a little bit of understanding on how I can share my stories to the rest of the women across the globe by use of the online tools like web 2.0.

Web 2.0 has given me a new beginning in life. Now I can be able to use it to communicate with friends both locally and even internationally. This online community has given me new networks and increased my knowledge on new technologies. Indeed, I’m happy to have found home in this online environment.
I believe that I will share information with other like minded women so as to make the voice of the world women to be heard further beyond the horizon.


leahcheruto's picture

lets share ideas

i need to share with other voices of our future group members their voices on this assignment.
Leah cheruto

Gemma's picture

Comments on Assignment One


You had some wonderful ideas in your assignment this week. I loved your discussion of the potential of web 2.0 and that web 2.0 is empowering for you. It is wonderful that we have this technology to connect with each other and get to know each other even though we live on opposite ends of the globe. I also read your profile to learn a bit more about you. I would have liked it if you tied your post to your own personal experiences. I would really like to know more about how web 2.0 has empowered you and how your understanding of the potential of web 2.0 will influence you in your life and your work.

The situation you describe in your profile is very disturbing to me. I have two daughters adopted from Liberia who were orphaned as infants. It scares me to think of what their lives might have been like if I could not have welcomed them into my home and family. I cry for all of the other girls around the globe that live in poverty, violence and fear. However, I realize that many western women do not want to know about this ugly side of the globe. How can we use web 2.0 to put it in front of them so that they can not ignore it, so that they must acknowledge that it exists? When you talk about how web 2.0 allows us to think globally and act locally to shape women's lives in the world, I would like to know more about what you mean by this and what you intend to do to with it to affect you in your local situation.

Overall, this was an excellent post. I would like to explore with you how you might tap into the power of this network and apply it to your personal situation. I dream of changing the culture for you so that young women can start to stand up for themselves and safely feel empowered to lead constructive, safe, healthy lives.



JaniceW's picture

Thank you

Leah, I have the privilege of reading your post for VOF and am so glad that you have found web 2.0 and PulseWire empowering. I am curious as to what connections you have made so far on PulseWire and what those connections have meant to you. It is so exciting that we are able to connect with women from all over the world at the click of a mouse. We are learning so much about the issues women face day-to-day and from the women themselves, not through a news reporter. I look forward to hearing more from you and to you sharing your stories. Best of luck,

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