Beginning in the 1980's with such internet resources as rec.toys.lego the creation of the WWW proper in the 1990's allowed AFOLs to connect as never before, nurturing the birth of many LEGO Users Groups (LUGs)and other online communities.
As websites have become ubiquitous the Category:Websites has been sub-divided into the following:
- Webstores featuring the sites of sellers, vendors and of course S@H.
- Blogs featuring text based and video blogs (vlogs and podcasts).
- Wikis featuring informational sites like BW.
- Webcomics featuring cartoons and animated stories hosted primarily online.
- Virtual Communities featuring online LUGs.