Web 2.0 - Force of Women's Empowerment

Patricia Lindrio
Posted April 3, 2013 from Uganda

WHAT EXCITES me about Web 2.0 first of all is the haven it is to meet all sorts of people and read and write, things i love to do. Upon meeting such people is the ability to interact and collaborate in a social media dialogue. Web 2.0 allows participatory information sharing, it allows me to create and consume content and interact with people online .

SOLUTIONS I THINK Web 2.0 brings to global women include; Helping women increase their self expression and promote social change . This hence affects the way women interact with government, do business and engage in civil society movements. Communication and self expression equals civil participation therefore resulting into social change. Women therefore are more engaged in civic and political actions and take over a leading role in historic changes. Being part of Web 2.0 creates a psychological support for women who are hesitant about starting a blog for speaking up, its important because it helps women interact and solve issues together on issues of oppression and injustice in their communities. Sharing is indeed caring and it is amazing how women from all walks of lives, continents can come in one place better them selves and leave the world a slightly better place for their children and others.

Web 2.0 CAN BE EMPOWERING FOR ME mostly because it has given me the power to voice my opinion on this forum, it helps me share stories and ideas with others, keeps me open minded about other cultures, interact with fresh and lovely minds with the aim of empowering women worldwide. Am slowly learning to blog online and this is the beginning of my journey as a blogger .The beauty about web 2.0 is that it does not limit content therefore my action through social networking sites like world pulse, video sharing sites, wikis, etc will not go unnoticed another day.

Voices of Our Future Application: Empowerment and Web 2.0

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Mukut
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013

Good work girl. Beautifully articulated article. You have spoken in detail about the solutions and the empowerment medium that web 2.0 can be for us.

All the best and keep up the fabulous work.

P.S. I believe you have applied for the 2013 VOF Programm. Kindly check the "tagging" criteria again to make sure your articles are read and considered by the staff and judges.

Looking forward to read and learn more from you.

Lots of love and luck,

Patricia Lindrio
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013

Thanks for reading my piece Mukut and the guidance. i have successfully tagged it! :)

Mukut
Apr 03, 2013
Apr 03, 2013

Great. Anytime girl :)

Aminah
Apr 05, 2013
Apr 05, 2013

Web 2.0 gives us the opportunity to collaborate with so many different people from all over the world. And that truly is amazing and emancipating.

We will definitely keep sharing our experiences and with that we will make the world a better place

Regards Aminah

Patricia Lindrio
Apr 06, 2013
Apr 06, 2013

Very true Aminah ' :)

Merlin James
Apr 08, 2013
Apr 08, 2013

Patsy,

I love that picture up there of women empowerment. A chain of wonderful women is all thats making WP. And you have registered your voice here. Now its making possibilities work.

Keep it up.

love.

Patricia Lindrio
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 09, 2013

Thanks Sharontina.x

ikirimat
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013

I love this phrase "Communication and self expression equals civil participation". Patsy, well written, I look forward to reading more on your journal and blog. Web 2.0 is the way to go Girl.

Patricia Lindrio
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013

Thanks for the kind words Ikirimat, and please welcome to my blog! :)

Lylinaguas
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013

You're so right about Web 2.0 helping women increase their self expression and promote social change. It has become a venue for women's self-expression and definitely a means to reach the world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

Patricia Lindrio
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013

Thanks Lylin, yes such is the power of web 2.0. :)

gaurav.nakhare
Apr 13, 2013
Apr 13, 2013

Dear patsy lindrio,

Your thoughts and solutions are impressive to say the least - I hope the web can provide all you that hope and beyond. Keep up the great work!

Best wishes,

Patricia Lindrio
Apr 14, 2013
Apr 14, 2013

thanks for the kind words Gaurav. :)