The Women and the Web 2.0
When I joined World Pulse little did I know about the jargon Web 2.0. As many women out there, I have already used social networks before but what makes the World Pulse unique to me is the fact that it connects grassroots women leaders, intelligent, passionate and hard-working women that share the same goal, to make a positive impact in the life of their communities. This is what I find most exciting about Web 2.0, virtually meeting with women who otherwise I may have not met, even though I would wish.
From my experience working with women, I know that women are under-represented in various positions of social life. When I firstly accessed World Pulse and started to browse profiles of fellow women, I couldn’t believe my eyes how many success stories I found out here. As a woman I felt really proud and at the same time grateful to World Pulse for providing a platform where those stories can be heard, a platform where every single voice counts and can be an adding value for the community. To my opinion, this is the contribution of Web 2.0 to the women empowerment, creating channels of communication that can bring about change, communicating the message to a wider community which can mobilize resources available, experts in different fields or citizens around the world that can give a piece of their minds in today’s thorny issues.
Hadn’t I joined World Pulse I wouldn’t have interacted with so many inspiring women and probably I wouldn’t have learnt new terms like social media and citizen journalist. There is always room for improvement I thought and realized the tremendous power of the web. I found a community thriving in ideas and resources that when properly used can work wonders.
My wish is to interact with as many women as I can, the more the better. In these terms, I can say I feel already empowered. Although, I hope to establish a reciprocal relationship with the World Pulse community where we a can build a mutual understanding with a long term impact.
Women along with the Web can make the difference!
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