"VOF Week 1:(My Voice through Web 2.0)"

Posted March 24, 2009 from Nepal
Until I knew about the World Pulse, I was not familiar about Web 2.0. Firstly, I thought it would be some complicated software, on which I am not very smart. But after learning more about it, I really understood how useful it is. Through internet connection, the world has turned into a small global village and Web 2.0 has improved it. The main thing that excited me about Web 2.0 is that it facilitates communication and enhances sharing of information in a secured way on the worldwide web. It provides a platform for different organizations and individual to work together conveniently. In simple words, we get an easier and safer medium to let people of any part of world share their ideas. One of the basic human rights is freedom of expression, and Web 2.0 is a place where we can speak our mind freely beyond the borders. The interesting thing is though I had a blog and profiles in social- networking sites, I never knew that they are the parts of Web 2.0. After knowing the fact, I realized that Web 2.0 has influenced almost all aspects of internet and ultimately our life. We have both advantages of acquiring information and autonomy of sharing our ideas through it. For example, reading news of any part of the world has been an easier job. And there are many news sites where we can share our opinions about the news. Thus, I think the Web 2.0 provides freedom of sharing one’s views and ideas to the whole world in a fraction of time, which I bet everyone loves. Empowerment means developing confidence on our own capacity. We gain confidence on ourselves when our ideas are heard and responded to. I think having Web 2.0 has made internet more liberal. As mentioned earlier, Web 2.0 is the space where we can easily listen to others and be listened to. Through Web 2.0, I have been able to reach my voice to any corner of the world. I have been able to share my ideas with people related to similar topic. For example, I have a blog related to poverty. In my blog, I got a room to share my thoughts, which I am reluctant to speak to my teachers and friends. While blogging, I linked many other bloggers related to poverty and its reduction. Also, accessibility to information about anything and from any place has broadened my perception about world and life in a positive way. Viewing other people’s blog that I linked has provided different perspective of inferring to a situations and finding out ways to solve problems. Thus, I feel free and secure to share my ideas and experiences through Web 2.0. I believe that Web 2.0 is a channel through which we can reach to people of any level. Hence, Web 2.0 empowers not only an individual but also a community and ultimately defines a new face of our world.

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  • Ellen Eyison Dzah
    Mar 24, 2009
    Mar 24, 2009

    Can believe this is just the beginning of our journey on Voices Rising. The articles I've read so far does seem like people beginning a journey. We really have the ability to change our world, let's work towards it. Congratulation.

  • Maria de Chirikof
    Mar 24, 2009
    Mar 24, 2009

    What I find most exciting is how we are all doing it together like this! It is a great way since we are not in competition for these spots but traveling together and figuring it out and what we can do with it.


  • Sunita Basnet
    Mar 27, 2009
    Mar 27, 2009

    Obviously learning a new tools and technology helps us to broaden our knowledge and increase our understanding. Our journey has already started so lets walk together to achieve our goal. Thanks Sunita

  • mrudberg99
    Mar 31, 2009
    Mar 31, 2009

    I look forward to learning more about you and your own experiences as a woman. Please continue to share your wonderfully inspiring stories with us and share details! You have a clear understanding of the power of web 2.0 and the power it offers all of us - I look forward to seeing how you develop through this process. Thank you!

  • Cynthia Casas
    Apr 01, 2009
    Apr 01, 2009

    Hi Prabisha,

    I liked reading your first entry. You reminded me of my first experiences and thoughts around web 2.0-- so I identified right away with what you wrote. I'm now wanting to read your blog on poverty--- is that via PulseWire or elsewhere? I also loved your definition of empowerment... it's right on!

    As an evaluator, I would encourage you to be more imaginative and colorful with your examples and illustrations. It's great that you open with something I can relate to, but as a reader, give me something to think about that I haven't even imagined-- or recount an experience you think is extraordinary that I may not have a chance to encounter as an American living in Portland. As a reader of blogs and traditional media, I welcome learning and being challenged by writers-- to think of ways I've never thought before.

    Your way of communicating is clear. Try combining that style with more punchy statements. After you write your blog, go back and rewrite your first line that encapsulates a strong feeling, which will help to draw the reader into your story. I am also curious to know what you would have titled the piece. I good title can capture the attention of your reader. (Do follow the instruction, but add the title within the text next time./

    And finally, end with a statement that really leaves the reader wanting to know your thoughts more... I think this type of ending is typically called a "clencher."

    Hope my advice helps and great, great first start! Cynthia

  • prabisha
    Apr 07, 2009
    Apr 07, 2009

    Ellen, Maria, Sunita and Mrudberg99

    I am really grateful for all of yours complement. I hope our journey together will help us learn things and make us teach the world new things.


    I am so so grateful for your suggestions about writing a very thoughtful piece. I will try my best to apply those on my other posts. Thank you a bunch.

    With regards, Prabisha Shrestha