New Horizons with 2.0 Platform

Sulaf Chamseddin
Posted April 8, 2013 from Syrian Arab Republic

Every century has its innovation and tools. It is nowadays 2.0 Century. We are thankful to the Web 2.0 as the process is getting shorter to express ourselves. Now anybody can be a journalist. Amplifying our voices is possible, easy, and cheap. Woman doesn’t need a newspaper or a TV channel to make her story heard. She needs only courage to speak out. New technology is pro-women. She overcomes several barriers by using platform like 2.0 She can meet other women with whom she can share her fears, worries, and plans for the future. I have now a free space to express my ideas. I don’t need an intermediate to do so. Basics computer skills are more than enough to support other women and sharing with them my life experience.

Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0

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Apr 08, 2013
Apr 08, 2013

Web 2.0 indeed gives us the space and connectivity to express our fears, worries, and joy too. Through this we get to learn from others experiences.

Keep sharing and I am sure we will achieve great things.

Regards Aminah

Dana Anderson
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013

Hi Sulaf, You make some very nice points about Web 2.0. I agree that it is very exciting that women around the world can use these tools to be heard, even if they live in difficult or oppressive situations. There is an incredible sense of freedom that develops through self-expression! This is one of the gifts that modern technology gives us. I especially like your line: "She needs only courage to speak out." How inspiring that the bravery of women can combine with these technologies to create change. You say that new technology is pro-women, and I believe there is great truth to this. Women around the world are finding innovative ways of using this technology to connect, speak out and promote positive visions for the world. Thank you for expressing yourself in this post, I look forward to reading more!

Iffat Gill
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the WorldPulse platform.What a delight to hear from a sister in Syria. I love the following quotes:

"Amplifying our voices is possible, easy, and cheap." and "Woman doesn’t need a newspaper or a TV channel to make her story heard. She needs only courage to speak out."

I would have loved to read a bit more detail about how women like yourself are using the Web 2.0 in Syria. Please do not stop sharing these wonderful insights and stories of faith, hope and courage.

Warm regards,

Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013

I agree with the statement above from Iffat, you gave a great description for the power of 2.0, and how it is the power of courage to speak to move it forward. Would love to hear more from you as well. How women are utilizing this tool for their empowerment in Syria.

Keep sharing, you are supported by many.

Kind regards,