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It is amazing how useful the internet is

It is amazing how useful the internet is and yet most people are unaware of the numerous benefits of the internet, my first encounter with the web was in 2006 when a friend of mine persuaded me to open an email account, I was reluctant but she insisted and went with me to the cyber café and we opened my first email, the yahoo. That became a medium where we exchanged emails during the long holidays and we send each other online greeting cards. That was all I knew. 2 years later in 2008, another friend of mine introduced me to Facebook, I recall I was not interested to join, but then we were graduating from the university and in order to stay in touch she convinced me it was fun and I joined Facebook. The only things I did online were just to chat with my friends, post pictures and all that. I never knew there was more to participating online than just chats with friends and families. As I began to participate I came to learn more about other sites, like blogs, twitter, LinkedIn, Skype and Google+. I signed up for them but I didn’t know how to use them until recently, though I do make some posts to my blog back then but I am not sure I know how to make people read them, for my LinkedIn and Google+, I am yet to fully participate in it, and through my involvement with World Pulse I came across some other women NGOs like Women Thrive, Nobel Women and I connected with them on Facebook and twitter. Also it was eye opening for me when we had Listeners Skype Call on World Pulse, I was so excited that day because I never saw a thing like that, since then I have known better about Skype Group calls. Recently again, I applied for the YALI Washington Fellowship and we have been having conversations online. A twitter chat was hosted by the YALI Network and for the first time yesterday I was involved in a twitter chat, I have always wondered what else people do on twitter except to follow others and to post tweets but now I know better, today I had another twitter chat by Women Thrive and it was another wonderful experience, even though my connection was going on and off due to the poor network but i learnt. It is interesting how fast I am learning and getting connected with women across the globe, it is even more interesting to see I can do most of my work online using my mobile phone. The internet is fun. I can’t but agree with Zephaniah from Pakistan that the Internet is a Magic Box!!!

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »

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PohChing's picture

Internet

Yes, the internet is really amazing. It is a platform to exchange ideas, make new friends and with the mobile phone, even when "on the go", constantly being updated with the latest happenings is possible. As global citizens, learning from one another and information ( suggestions to propose to improve situations and to solve problems ) can be discussed. When more minds are put into use, when ideas can be shared, then steps are taken to attempt to tackle issues and no problems can just be brushed aside or ignored. The internet is also a great entertainer that relieves boredom.

Nabiye Tal's picture

Exactly!!!

Dear PoChing,
I quite agree with you. Personally i have experienced the power of the Internet. Thank you so much for you words. I feel encouraged to do more online and just like you stated, we keep learning from one another to find solutions and to solve problems. Thanks a million.

Nabiye Tal,
Founder/CEO- IEVAWC.
@nabiye, @ievawc

PohChing's picture

Exactly

It will be a great experience and learning exposure to discuss together, to find solutions to problems posed by all women around the world....

LeanaM's picture

Tell us more!

Welcome to the community, PohChing, and thanks for the great comment! It sounds like you have some great wisdom to share on the power of the Internet, and as you say - when more minds are put into use, issues can be tackled and resolved! I'd love for you to add your voice to campaign as well by submitting a post! You can find out more here: http://worldpulse.com/campaigns/www/how-to-participate

Thanks!
Leana Mayzlina
Digital Action Campaigns Manager

PohChing's picture

tell us more

Thanks for your info and encouragement.

Nabiye Tal's picture

Thank You Leana

Dear Leana,
Thank you so very much for this opportunity to share my story and experience. I am really encouraged and inspired. Its a privilege to identify with World Pulse. Thanks a million. :)

Nabiye Tal,
Founder/CEO- IEVAWC.
@nabiye, @ievawc

susa's picture

Your enthusiasm is infectious

Dear Nabiye,

I can sense your enthusiasm about the world that opens up with access to the internet, and as you share your enthusiasm and guidance with others, you will open a new world to them as well. As you stated, so few people may recognise just what access to the web may provide, so you as an explorer among your friends and compatriots can help educate others. I am especially pleased to know that this experience led you to connect with organisations you may not have known about otherwise and to connect with the YALI Network. Your story is such an inspiring one about how just taking the initiative to give the internet a try can lead to new and exciting opportunities. I hope you can now be a model and inspiration for others and help to open up their worlds.

More power to you!
Susa

Dear Susa,
Oh yes! Thank you so very much for your words of encouragements. I am glad to connect with a lot of people online. It is really amazing. Thanks once again!

Nabiye Tal,
Founder/CEO- IEVAWC.
@nabiye, @ievawc

Dear Nabiye,

It was a pleasure to read your very familiar experience in joining the internet. I also have embraced many of the opportunities to connect with others on the internet, and sometimes reluctantly as you have described. There is so much to learn and experience, and so many women coming online as mobile phones become more accessible.

I look forward to reading more from you as you continue your journey.

In Hope and Peace,
Ann Fishburn

busayo's picture

Internet is interesting!

Internet is interesting my sister, our stories are the same in this part of the world, so educated yet illiterate in web. I am so happy that we all got connected to Worldpulse and women round the world for wealth of experience on web. Thank you for sharing you storyand experience.

Love
Busayo Obisakin

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
busobisaki@yahoo.com
womeninspirationcenter@gmail.com
http://womeninspirationce.wix.com/widcng

Nabiye Tal's picture

Thanks to World Pulse

Dear Busayo,
You are right, we have a long way to go in this part of the world where we come from, but i believe we will get there soon. i am glad we met and i look forward to working with you. Thanks to world pulse for connecting us.

Nabiye Tal,
Founder/CEO- IEVAWC.
@nabiye, @ievawc

muhorakeye's picture

je suis très contente de lise

je suis très contente de lise votre histoire interessante , je vous dit que l'internet est très important pour nous les fille et le femme du monde apartir de ça nous pouvons change le monde , vous savez une chose c'est apartir de worldepulse que le femme trouve les solution de leurs problème courage ma chère

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