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Writing for the Web

The great thing about writing for the World Wide Web, or Web for short, is that it makes everyone a publisher with global reach. The kid in his bedroom on the computer after dinner is on par with the multinational company in many ways. People from California to Taiwan to Poland can read whatever a formerly unknown student has to say.

The Web is a medley of news and information produced by everyone from that kid all the way on up to award-winning professional journalists and the international companies that employ them. Because the Web is a pool that everyone can jump into, it is also a place where the rules of writing are relative to what is being said and who is saying it.

From the early days of the Web, the most common ...

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