WAM @ MIT

WAM logoI participated in a panel yesterday that was part of the Women, Action and Media conference at MIT. The panel focussed on “Increasing Media Coverage Women’s Issues in the South. Danielle Martin and myself were asked to present community-based and new media approaches to address the issues of women in the global south.  Daniell has a nice powerpoint on her website which covered her topic of new media.

It occured to me after the presentation that the power of blogs and the Web 2.0, is not in the ability to become mass messaging systems, but rather to facilitate and ease dialogue and conversation.  The ability to bring more people into contact with one another and for ideas to flow more rapidly.