The first time I used e-mail was in 2003. I learned some useful things from Internet, and, I understood how wonderful it was to have communicate to my the people far, in a quickly and effectively way. The post in my country has a very bad service so internet is a very good option. Then when I learned how to create a blog, I was so excited, but then I was not very encouraged to continue with my blog. Somebody told me one time that Fecebook is a good way to express herself and I did not believed it, because the same person who told me that, has been having a lot of deceptions and depression caused by all the things she sees and reads in facebook, because using this network people shows very openly and in some cases imprudently they lives. But if there are networks that could connect people so widely, they can also be used to do positive things too. After reading about World Pulse seems to me that there is another way to establish connection with people from all over the world with a truly useful purpose, practicing social justice, and promoting equality in our societies. I think by this project “Voices of Our Future”, I’ll be able to make and learned something good.
I have not heard before of “Global women’s empowerment movement”, but of course in my country, women are working and doing things to make their voices heard, even though there are a lot of things that have not changed yet, and machismo still rules the place of women in our society. In my country media helps in some cases the women’s empowerment process, but in most of the things that media publishes there are a lot of machismo and racism, things that most of the people takes as normal.
With the internet women every where, if they can access to it, hve the opportunity to learn from other experiences and understand the important place women have in the society. Knowing how to use internet in this days, is like, knowing how to read and write some time in the past. I think it is the door to enter into a world of knowledge that comes from other people with the same ideals in the other side of the globe. Web 2.0 has many ways to connect people and share ideas that could change the world.
As I was reading “Media and Women’s empowerment” I felt encouraged to be part of something where my voice could be heard. I never before thought I could express myself through this way, but as I see now, I am capable to work for a better place to live, being open to share my experiences and learn from other experiences of other wonderful women using web 2.0.
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