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Subject: WebRings?
From: John Beckett <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 13:56:41 -0500
        Did anybody else get the following message? Not being much of a computer
wizard, whats the deal?

 I'm Damien Toy and I have a question for you and all speed 
enthusiasts. Are you familiar with WebRings? If not I added 
some text at the bottom of this e-mail explaining them in 
 Within the last couple of days I started a Land Speed 
Racing WebRing. I did this in the hopes that I could help 
to unify the web presence of land speed racing related 
sites on the web and maybe take advantage of the growth in 
the internet and recent media coverage of speed racing 
events. While slowly developing the website for our own 
race team (ProToys) I got to my "Links" page I came to this 
realization: There is no real comprehensive list or true 
resource for land speed racing on the internet. So I began 
to look for other avenues. Try to get anything from a 
search engine by typing land speed racing or bonneville or 
el mirage and you'll see the need. What you get won't be 
much help. That's where web rings come in. One WebRing is 
not likely to bring everyone together into a tightly knit 
group but It would help people searching, surfing, or 
trying to contact/locate different groups and 
organizations. Smaller sites get more exposure and larger 
sites (especially ones with something to sell) benefit from 
the increased traffic. All you have to do is sign up then 
put the banner on your website, keeping it obvious and 
accessible. I tried to make the banner as unobtrusive as 
possible (I dislike banners on any page not to mention my 
own) and made it real easy to use. Well anyhow I'd like to 
see as many people/teams as possible on it for everyones 
sake so please give it some thought. If your interested go 
to our web page at:   
,soon to be, and click on the home/join button 
on the LSR WebRing banner anter you've been redirected to 
find out more.  Please Reply to
 Thanks for your time.
   Damien Toy

  WebRings are the largest, first and fastest-growing 
service of its kind on the Internet, providing one of the 
easiest ways for visitors to navigate the Web. each of its 
( tens of thousands of rings, member web sites 
have banded together to form their sites into linked 
circles. Their purpose:  to allow more visitors to reach 
them quickly and easily.extraordinary system servicing 
three primary World Wide Web groups: visitors, member sites 
and advertiser-merchants, WebRings remain entirely open and 
free of charge to both visitors and members. As a leading 
online navigation aid, WebRings are experiencing a growth 
rate of over 10% monthly. Daily page requests from visitors 
exceed 500,000; member sites total over 500,000; rings 
total over 40,000. WebRing system can support a nearly 
unlimited number of separate and distinct rings across the 
Internet. This unique structure allows the creation and 
evolution of tens of thousands of different "web 
communities." Each ring was started and is maintained by an 
individual website owner.  navigation links found most 
often at the bottom of member pages, visitors can travel 
all or any of the sites in a ring. They can move through a 
ring in either direction, going to the next or previous 
site, or listing the next five sites in the ring. They can 
jump to a random site in the ring, or survey all the sites 
that make up the ring.  Copied from

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