Web 2.0 gives me the chance to make new friends by virtual travel from all corners of the world. It also presents opportunities that I would have never ever known would exist as every day more people are using web 2.0 to communicate therefore many more opportunities arise. Making connections has never been simpler, people seem to make more friends on the internet than in person (which may also be worrying) but for those who live thousands of miles apart this is perfect.
In many countries women still face restrictions on things to do, to wear, to say out loud, but with web 2.0 you have a chance to create a movement. You can add your voice or signature to a pledge or plea and help make changes in the world from your couch. Women who have to live at home to take care of their families can find a sense of purpose by using web 2.0. And as all you need is a computer and internet connection which is everyday becoming more accessible to people the chances of women coming together to work on issues that we all face no matter which country you live in is within our grasps.
I am already telling my personal stories via web 2.0 and I have had people responding to say my stories are inspiring and motivating and the fact that someone for the United States or Pakistan is noticing my efforts to help make changes in this world give me the strength and motivation and inspiration to proceed in this.
One world, one goal, one web.
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