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webring

A navigation system that links related websites together in a circular chain. Each site has the same navigation system with Previous and Next buttons taking users around the ring. The webring is used to link sites for social purposes as well as to increase search engine rankings.

The Original WebRing
Derived from Dennis Howe's EUROPa (Expanding Unidirectional Ring of Pages) in 1994, WebRing was founded in 1995 by Sage Weil. Through acquisitions, WebRing wound up with Yahoo!, which later dropped it, and the system was reclaimed by one of the original developers. For more information, visit www.webring.com.
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(4) Recuero (2003) propoe que, a partir de blogs, podem se estabelecer webrings, ou seja, circulo de relacoes entre autores de blogs a partir das ferramentas de comentarios e das postagens nos mesmos.
Basta situar-se em um webring para entender um link entre dois blogs como laco forte, tal qual parece sugerir Granovetter (2000)?
Ao que parece, o carater tematico de um webring (4) requer adaptacoes para que se analise seu carater inclusivo.
Estudo de caso: webring sobre autismo e sindrome de Asperger
If you're on the hunt for something new and have specific astronomical interests in mind, you may want to exploit another prospect that has a more communal nature: the "webring."
In a webring, several to several dozen sites are strung together like a circle of dancers holding hands.
You may have already come across a site sporting one of the webring logos displayed on this page.
For example, the Amateur Telescope Making webring of 72 sites is hosted by S*T*A*R Astronomy (www.starastronomy.org).
Godzilla webrings will let you find fanatic debates about such deeply crucial subjects as Big G's all- time win/draw/lose stats (25/5/7, if you must know) and how to get video clips of such esoteria as Godzilla versus The Smog Monster.
Since Webrings offer exactly those advantages, they hold great potential for increasing the quality of online education.
Similarly, Gary Hopkins, editor-in-chief of Education World (www.educationworld.com), says, "For us, being listed on Webrings is one more way to get teachers to our site and win new regular visitors."
"We use Webrings to help staff and students quickly get up to speed in researching specific topics such as PDAs and Linux.