Webrings are collections of websites linked together in a ring-like circular structure, oftentimes being organized around a specific theme. They peaked in popularity during the late 1990s and early 2000s, but quickly lost traction as search engines got better and better. Corperate interest in the space did not help.
In today's modern internet where corporations and bottom lines rule with an iron fist, the web hardly feels as personal as it once did. Webrings, however, prove to be a more personal web-browsing experience.
Modern webrings are driven by community rather than SEO or click-through rates. So naturally, highly personalized amateur websites are pushed to the forefront. In my experience, this means a significantly higher quality browsing experience.