webring

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A webring is a collection of websites linked together in a circular structure.

Why

The point of a webring is to create a virtuous cycle of recommendations between web authors.

One author sends the 'ring' traffic and expose the ideas that they think are interesting in a way that is more seamless than a "you should read this [link]", and hopefully if that stuff is interesting the other author(s) will reciprocate.

History

WebRing was originally created by Sage Weil in 1994, who then sold it in 1997, and then promptly founded DreamHost, a popular web hosting company.

Examples

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