One of the failings of the web is the lack of a way to find the right information from throughout its vast expanse. Inevitably users rely on 100 or so familiar sites for the bulk of their activity despite the millions of sites and the ba-zillions of pages with information of varying degrees of integrity.
The challenge of organizing has been with us from early web days. In the mid-90's, there was the aggregating links page, either personal or authoritative. Related was the earlier but more transient web log like What's New - grandpappy of the blogs like this. When links pages ruled the earth, there were so few pages of value that persons created pages of links organized by a topical tree: newspapers, newspapers from Poland, newspapers from Poland in English. Other than when academic or uniquely topical, These were soon overwhelmed by the volume of sites and the need for those operating to pay their rent. Ads started being added and we were soon off to the web side of the
new bubble economy.