Any individual or group can publish a web page. The information you find on the Web is as varied as the people who put it there. Websites may be published by:
People - With a computer and a phone connection, anyone, anywhere in the world, can publish on the Web.
Libraries - The Library of Congress puts copies of important historical photographs and documents on their site called The American Memory Project.
Universities - Many universities offer online classes as well as provide space for faculty and students to produce Web pages. Information you need to register for classes can be found on the Web.
Government Agencies - In order to make information widely available, federal, state and local governments publish many documents on the Web. The Internal Revenue Service (I R S) puts copies of tax forms on the Web.
Organizations - Organizations publish information about their purposes on the Web. For example, the American Lung Association educates about the dangers of smoking on its Web page.
Companies - Many companies publish financial documents and press releases on their sites. They use the Web as a major marketing tool.