VOF Week 2: (Hadithi yangu... Swahili for my story)
So…Ive joined the Association of Media Women in Kenya organization have a look at their website www.amwik.org
I am one of their youngest members and the only one that is from a broadcast division of media.
I actually do Broadcast as applied to online media, new media the future!
So I get into the It/web committee immediately and a couple of days after we are having meetings.
Amwik wants a new website and we are the steering committee. Have a look at the website and let me know what you think of it, it’s the new improved version.That URL once again is www.amwik.org.
In between the website redesign, I am invited to the AGM, all the people here are much older than me they are mamas (Swahili for mother/mature woman). I think to myself do I really fit in do I want to be a part of these mamas affair they know nothing about the www...
I keep getting my regular email updates from AMWIK all their opportunities address traditional mainstream media. Nothing for me nothing for new media! Until I come along pulsewire! They told me about pulse wire these mamas know pulsewire. They may not use it but they know about it!
I am a facebooker so pulse wire is almost natural to me it is my facebook for women.
There are other avenues to express yourself on the internet offcourse, however if you do not have an audience and cannot be found what’s the point! Note there are over 6 billion websites. Puleswire gives me an audience, and lists me up on google. Try it Google up a story you posted on Pulse wire it will appear on Google in the top ranks. Sing along now I am feeling famous I am google famous.
Community websites are the future! Look at the trends online facebook a community for people who want to connect with their long lost friends, youtube a community for people who want to share videos, digg a community for people who want to share stories, pulse wire a community for women who want their voices heard and I can go on.
The very nature of life is the need to feel like you belong to something and or are a part of something. The internet is not immune to this
Nzasu the sense of pride signing out...From Barack country it all started here!
I just had to add this...
Today Tuesday, March 30th.The day our second assignment is due just so happens to be the internet birthday. Its 20 years old today.So as you finish off your assignment, remember that this would never have been possible 20 years ago!