Categorizing and Appreciating the Narrative Web

Reader Raf Stevens’s challenge to me to present examples of good storytelling had the interesting effect of getting me thinking about categories of storytelling that one can access on the Internet. Here’s the list so far:

I’ve come across a couple of examples of sub-genres in the last category:

Why is it important to categorize, appreciate, and identify good examples of the narrative Web? To counter assertions like Ben MacIntyre’s “the Internet is killing storytelling” that I took on here. All of these examples show the Internet’s capacity for enhancing and disseminating excellent storytelling.

(I smell “Best of the Narrative Web” awards.)