What most excites you about Web 2.0? I have very limited knowledge about Web 2.0. But from the look of things, it can be very exciting considering that it can be used by both individuals and businesses. The “User-generated content”, which comprised of blogs, wikis and social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace can be interesting. I am made to understand that with this web application, every one can have a say on anything and publish it to the world at large.
Also, what most excites me about Web 2.0 is the fact that as Web applications become more sophisticated, people can easily develop elaborate personal Web pages, create a blog, and upload their own opinions, audio and video. The fact that users are augmenting the news by reporting current events sometimes faster and with details often overlooked or ignored by the professional news media is quite exciting.
On other hand, it is exciting to know that with the business web 2.0 (cloud computing), data and applications are stored on web servers, and a user has access from any computer via a web browser. In time, this could have significant impact on the type of personal computers users choose.
What solutions you think Web 2.0 brings to the global women's empowerment movement. I think one of the solutions that Web 2.0 brings to the global women’s empowerment movement is that it connects the members of the global women’s empowerment movement together through the creation of blogs. It also provides a platform where the members address common needs and challenges. Also, it provides women a safe space to learn new skills, recreate and develop into responsible, active members of their communities. There is the opportunity to view and comment online on other’s entries, connecting friends, and more importantly providing the opportunity to members to explore Pulse Wire.
How are, or can, these tools be empowering for you? I think that by providing a safe space for interaction, it is empowering me to create solid partnerships with the global women’s empowerment movement, and also gain the important skills needed to advance my work.
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