%%Please do not add works this index, but in their respective subpages (under "Types of Web Originals").

->''"They said that came from the press. And the press it came from was what I call The Prestigious Internet."''
-->-- '''Creator/AlFranken'''

A work that originated on TheInternet.

Subsets include WebAnimation, WebComics, WebGames, {{Podcast}}s, and VlogSeries. TheAbridgedSeries, {{Lets Play}}s, and {{After Action Report}}s also tend to be Web Originals. Most FanFic also originates on the web, but some readers may reckon fan fic as a category apart from web original given its derivative nature. Other genres include LivejournalRoleplay and PlayByPostGames.

It is common for Web Original works to spawn {{Shared Universe}}s as other would-be writers think the original work is pretty neat and contact the writer for permission to play in his/her sandbox.

There is a [[FanficRecs/WebOriginal Web Original Recs]] page. See NewMediaTropes for tropes specific to these media.

Note that {{Web Serial Novel}}s are now placed in the Literature namespace, and not here.

!!Web Original Works by genre:

[floatboxright: Web Originals by nationality:
+ FrenchWebOriginals
+ GermanWebOriginals
Web Originals by era:
+ WebOriginalsOfThe2000s
+ WebOriginalsOfThe2010s

%% Web Original Works by genre %%
+ AlternateHistoryWebOriginal
+ FantasyWebOriginals
+ HorrorWebOriginals
+ ScienceFictionWebOriginals

!!Types of Web Original works include:
* {{Blog}}
** CharacterBlog
* {{Creepypasta}}
+ FanWorks
* {{Machinomics}}
* OnlineGames
** ForumRoleplays
** JournalRoleplay
** PlayByPostGames
* OtherSites (Websites)
* {{Podcast}}
* VirtualWorlds
* WebComics
* WebGames
* WebOriginalFiction
* {{Web Serial Novel}}s
* WebVideo
** TheAbridgedSeries
** GagDub
** GagSub
** LetsPlay
** {{Machinima}}
** NotableFlashVideos
** VideoReviewShow
** VlogSeries
** WebAnimation