Wonders I experienced through Web 2.0

Sangita Thapa
Posted April 7, 2013 from Nepal

I always longed to be heard, to be distinct. I wanted to fly, without wings. When I was young, I thought only bright girls and boys could make it and they alone were the heir to this privilege. All the others were non-existent. I was an average, a mediocre in everything as if there was a limit set for me already. It was paralyzing and I felt chocked at times. I didn’t exist. The first time I used Web 2.0, I never thought it had life changing potential and could empower a person in ways not known to me before. I came to know about its incredible powers when it gave me a sense of empowerment, a new world very different than where I always lived. I learnt to speak for myself and I got my voice heard. That was soul-enriching and that was how I learnt to be ME. For the first time, I realized anyone can exist and anyone can fly. What was non-existent was the idea that you can’t and you shouldn’t do!

For me, it has been a tool of empowerment in that I could now make sense of who I am and what I can do. I found the whole world at the tip of my finger just few inches far from my bed locked up in my computer as if by some divine purpose designed just for me. I was never fed up reveling in this new found liberty. I could now take a tour to African Sahara or Syria at the comfort of my bed or write for hours about the social issues of Nepal and still listen to the issues all over the world. In a way it is both fun and fulfilling to share your voice, ideas and listen to other’s tales and staying connected to people globally. It has as if set me free to be myself, to explore an absolutely different part of me which I wasn’t aware of before. With its variety of sophisticated digital platforms, Web 2.0 has become an extremely important facet of everyday life that we can’t imagine our lives apart from it.

This technical know-how and innovation has a lot to do with the improvements of people’s skills and the way they could explore their innate potentialities. Especially women can harness the best possible opportunities from this technology and can hone their ideas. It has not only helped them in academics but also in day to day improvements of their skills and knowledge in various avenues such as business, politics, media and development as well as establishing them as some of the greatest heroes of their society as some brave women did in Kongo and still doing. Through the Web 2.0, it has been much easier for the women all over the world to get connected, share experiences, listen to each other and be inspired for the change.

Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0

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Merlin James
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013

Dear Sangita,

that was a wonderful sharing of your experiences and thoughts on web2.0 dear.

A good start. My heartful of appreciations for you.

I was looking for you and finally you came up.

Love.

Sangita Thapa
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 08, 2013

what a coincidence! I too was searching for you and finally i saw your post. Beautiful writing as ever! You are a gifted writer sister! :)

with love

libudsuroy
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013

Continue flying without wings!

Sangita Thapa
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013

thank you dear libudsuroy! and you too keep flying and exploring yourself. :)

Sangita Thapa
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013

Indeed dear Taha. Thanks for your words. :)

Mukut
Apr 07, 2013
Apr 07, 2013

Web 2.0 has indeed been an empowerment tool for us, allowing us to connect and speak up for real issues.

Great piece !

Love,

Sangita Thapa
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 08, 2013

Thank you dear Mukut for your good words. :)

Usha K.C.
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 08, 2013

Dear sis wow! great thoughts. You have presented the importance of web 2.0 perfectly. great begining.

Sangita Thapa
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 08, 2013

blessings of amazing women like you is with me and im totally excited to meet yet more friends here. Thanks a ton. :)

Tina van Leuven
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013

Hi Sangita,

I loved reading your story. What a beautiful analogy of finding your wings to fly... I loved how you wrote:

"I learnt to speak for myself and I got my voice heard. That was soul-enriching and that was how I learnt to be ME. For the first time, I realized anyone can exist and anyone can fly."

And a great way to wrap it up with:

"Through the Web 2.0, it has been much easier for the women all over the world to get connected, share experiences, listen to each other and be inspired for the change."

I will definitely be looking forward to reading more from you! I can totally see you inspiring other women to discover their uniqueness and giving them courage to fly and let themselves be seen and heard. Well done and thank you!

joyful blessings, Tina

Sangita Thapa
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013

Hi Tina!

Its such an incredible feeling to be blessed with all these comments. Thank you so much for being kind enough to read my post and put your good words. Its only because of wonderful people like you that I have been able to write. I look forward to write more and I just pray i could meet your expectation in inspiring and reaching out to other women. Thanks a ton. :)

Iffat Gill
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013

"For me, it has been a tool of empowerment in that I could now make sense of who I am and what I can do."

I love the flow of your writing! It was nice to read about how the technology was an emancipation and empowerment tool for you. I would like to know more about how you used this empowerment in your work or life and also how you intend to use them in future. Look forward to reading more of your work.

Kind regards,

gingerbean
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013

I am encouraged by how the web has enabled you to put forth ideas, gain confidence and most of all, be heard. You have discovered a part of yourself through participation and use of social media. This is a story many women around the globe are hoping to be part of. Your experience bears testament to how powerful the web can be when it comes to empowering women and encouraging voices to be shared and heared. Nonetheless, I would like to say that You are a special and beautiful individual. Yes, the web has indeed gave you opportunities to be singled out of the mediocracy you once experienced, but as an individual, your talents and abilities, qualities are unique to only You, You. So celebrate your individuality amongst the diversity you see through the lenses of the media/web etc!

Sangita Thapa
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013

I'm so honoured to have patted by your beautiful words dear Gingerbean and Iffat Gill. Im feeling so special to receive your encouraging comments. Thank you so much my dear friends for reading my post and finding it worth commenting. Gingerbean, thanks alot for appreciating my mediocrity and adding to my inspiration. I sure will write more in the future.

ola.mahadi
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 29, 2013

Dear Sangita, Great post iam here reding your post and see what agreat chance the Web2.0 had given me to get to connect with such great women. Stay connected and keep flying. Ola

Sangita Thapa
May 02, 2013
May 02, 2013

Dear Ola, im sorry for responding late. Its indeed a nice feeling to be connected with wonderful women like you here in WP. And yes, i too think that we're lucky to have connected through this virtual world, which was perhaps never possible without web 2.0.