The most exciting attribute of web 2.0 application is its interactive features among users and the feedback mechanism. It is a form of outreach and most importantly a platform and forum for women to have a voice globally. I see it as bringing the world of women together to form a village. I see my dreams come to pass with Web 2.0. Another unique aspect of web 2.0 is that I can keep an online library in my journal, publish my articles, introduce and implement my project, learn new ideas and be well informed about what is happening globally. It is a tool that amplifies ones voice, develop networks, and collaborate with other change-makers around the world. I never knew how powerful a woman's voice could be, until now. My childhood story had been bottled up for a long time, not know how to voice out, but today with pulse wire it has been heard globally.

Making women’s voice powerful is one solution Web 2.0 could bring to the global women’s empowerment movement. It provides historical opportunity for women to promote their voice, strengthen relationship, and accelerate the exchange of working models for women’s empowerment and global challenges. It is a technological evolution in communication which allows women to connect, express and be transformed across oceans, continents and cultural barriers. It serves as an information circulation center where local and national news as regard women’s emancipation are made known globally. It could serve as s channel to raise awareness and address exposed unreported women’s challenges within a particular community without waiting for the media. It serves as a learning and empowerment center for all users to become bold to speak. It is an information sharing unit which provides ideas for each other on how to handle situations within our reach.

Web 2.0 has already started empowering me specially. I have been able to share my stories to friends globally. I have made a lot of friends from all part of the world. I have learned what others are doing and the strategies they are using to achieve their goal. I have found a new community, a new world, a new family with lot of wonderful sisters, mothers, grandmother, important personalities, nice stories, sweet words of care and concern from those who read my stories especially “my story made me strong and bold”. Now I can see the power in a woman’s voice and how it can touch lives. I have started doing what I love to do best – writing. I have started thinking of what I can do within my new community. The little media intervention I did for ifebuchi (her story is in my journal) has brought a behavior change from her mistress. Now, she is much happier that before when I visited last. Am ever ready to speak for the speechless.

Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0.

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Dear Vivian,

What a joy it is to read about your journey in web 2.0 and your excitement for this community. Since you have joined PulseWire, your voice has stood out for me and I have been drawn into your writing, to your voice.

And as you embark on this journey, I look forward to following your journal, supporting your voice and witnessing your dreams come to light as you collaborate with women worldwide.

In friendship and solidarity, Jade

I love the women in pulseWire, they sound sweet and friendly. I have always love writing but I never known they could be so wonderful like this. Talented women's gathering brings out the joy in me. Thanks to pulsewire and thanks to you specially.

Cheers

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

vivian i really am rooting for you to win, your writing moves me so much and when you get here to new york please let us meet up ok for this week i am working on the immigration of my twin daughters, no one has yet registered for my tutoring and after school offer, times are truly hard but i am so energized by your power and your enthusiasm, i am now inspired to keep on writing, i know that writing is powerful in so many ways, maybe someone will notice, maybe this will be a tool for me to get paid or be recognized thanks my friend for your infectious energy be well

everly

Solvitur ambulando (it is solved by walking)

Thank you so much for wishing me a winner. I really love hearing from you because you care. Nice to know you have twin, I always pray for that. I wish you the best in your tutoring offer, don't give up, you will get it, just like you said times are really hard, the economy is bad and nothing seem to be moving.

You talk about immigration of your twin daughter. I don't really get it. You want to be. Reunified in new york. That will be fine. The organization I work with is carrying out a project on migration being funded by eruopean union. They want us to tell Nigerian to stop entering eruope with illegal documents. Also, I will like to know the situation of african immigrants in NY.

I wish you the best in your write up. Keep moving as long as we live.

Cheers,

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

I am thrilled to be part of the same Voices of America class as you. Without them we probably would have never met. You are a very gifted writer and story-teller and I wish you the best of luck. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to watching you develop as a powerful agent for change in the lives of women and children.

Thank you Karen, I never know how good I am in writing until I joined world pulse community. Everyday, i make new friend and am happy with their wonderful contributions and writing. Nice to meet you

Cheers

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Dear Vivian,

thank you for your moving writing. I especially liked your statement concerning web 2.0, that, "It provides historical opportunity for women to promote their voice, strengthen relationship, and accelerate the exchange of working models for women’s empowerment and global challenges." I can only hope that this tool will be allowed to spread far and wide so that women and children may rise out of the oppression that they are forced into around the world.

Eleush

You are right Eleush, not everyone have access to the internet or is computer illiterate. For those of us who are privileged to be on the net, we have to speak for others by writing their stories. Welcome to Pulse Wire community.

Cheers,

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

Hello Vivian, I really enjoyed reading your essay and really do sense that you are finding the power of your own voice.. and are a great encouragement to others to find theirs. Your enthusiasm and vision inspired me a great deal.

Julie

Yours, Julie

@julietomlin

You have a gift with how you express yourself and I feel lucky to read your writing. I am as excited about the opportunity to form a family with those far away through the internet. Sharing our words and ideas with one another will bring about a level of understanding that will enhance all our lives.

Thank you Alana for visiting my journal. You are absolutely right, sharing ideas from a distance will bring a level of understanding among women and will definitely enhance the lives of everyone.

Cheers

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''