The information you find on the Web is as varied
as the people who put it there.
With a computer and a phone connection, anyone can publish on the Web.
Individuals - People from nearly every country publish pages on the Web, representing a wide variety of views and languages.
Universities - Universities put entire classes online as well as provide space for their faculty and students to produce Web pages. Much of the information you need to enroll and register for classes can be found on the Web.
Government Agencies - In order to make information available to more people, federal, state and local governments are publishing many documents on the Web. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) puts copies of tax forms on the Web.
Companies - Many companies publish financial documents and press releases on their sites. The Web is also a major marketing tool for many companies to provide information about their products. Nike produces a popular site full of sports information.
Organizations - Organizations have agendas and opinions that they want you to know about. The American Lung Association educates about the dangers of smoking on its Web page.
Libraries - That's right, libraries are major producers and purchasers of quality information on the Web. The Library of Congress puts copies of important historical photographs and documents on their site called "The American Memory Project."
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