I would like to do two things:

First, I want to draw some kind of structure of the web (data) in order to divert discussions about loose term "big data" to specific data topics.

Second, within this structure, I want to highlight the subset which is is considered open data.

Does anyone know if there is anything like that (e.g. a taxonomy tree) already available? Any pointer would be greatly appreciated.

E.g., one example structure of the web (data):

  1. social media a) facebook b) twitter ...

  2. government data

  3. homepages a) individuals b) companies

  4. E-Commerce sites a) Amazon b) EBay ...

  5. Blogs

  6. Weather data


Then parts of 2. government data, homepages and weather data could be available as open data...

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I have some links which are useful for my question that I came across after performing a Google search for "types of web sites" brought among other these results:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media

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