Web 2.0 connects people around the globe. Web 2.0 is now a reality and keeps people in contact, establishing connections worldwide. It’s a three-step easy process: to get an idea, to make it become real, and to spread it everywhere. It’s a multifaceted tool. It’s not just making our ideas reaching as many people as possible, it’s more building such connections using facts, feelings, words, pictures, sounds, and anything we consider worth it. It’s such a toll we can use in many ways, obtaining really interesting results. Italian women, for instance, created a movement “Se non ora quando” (If not now, when) in response to Italian Prime Minister’s sex scandals. That was in order to raise women’s voices, connecting with as many women as possible. The aim was creating a big movement against sexist ways of thinking by both politics and media. Italian women used Web 2.0 such as blog, facebook, and twitter to connect with each other and to reach many people. In this case Web 2.0 offered a very useful platform to spread women’s voices and make people in different places aware of sexist issues in Italy. Web 2.0 can be easily considered as the easiest way to empower ideas, such as women’s movements, and to give them the big possibility to become great realities. While in the past movements had to struggle to become well known and powerful, in Web 2.0 era this becomes much easier and instantaneous. As a journalist I do believe that Web 2.0 is the most powerful tool to deal with our multifaceted, multicultural, and ever-changing society. Web 2.0 is the easiest and most efficient way to look for news, new movements, people to interview. Thanks to Web 2.0 I can reach people everywhere and know what’s going on around the globe. As a women I can use this tool looking for other women’s stories, their movements, communicate with them to empower my ideas and asking them for help in order to make my ideas become real.
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