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Geocities closes today

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Monday, October 26, 2009
14 years ago3,507 views

Goodbye GeoCities:

"Geocities, Yahoo’s original hosting service and the engine that drove the enormous proliferation in personal websites in the early to mid nineties, closes today. The websites will be deleted and the data will not be recoverable.

With a Geocities or Angelfire (who still offer all of 20Mb of free hosting, by the way) account pictures of cats, children, craft projects or favourite bands could be published by individuals well before blogs or photo sharing sites were thought of.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

There is a good FAQ site at Yahoo! Help:

Motti [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Check out today :)

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Wow xkcd makes a really good & Funny nostalgia . Love the HTML coding error such as

<A HREF="A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language


Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #


published (via /.)

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Worst is that I really am feeling sad right now... especially the xkcd page recalled lots of memories. The good *stripe* flashy old days xD... I wonder what would have happened if google would have redesigned its homepage in the same manner.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Who here already owned a website on Geocities?
Not me, but I'd pages on Tripod, Lycos, Multimania, AOL Hometown and other dead websites now.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Goodbye! I too am feeling slightly sad. I know it's not the best place on the Internet, but it's always been there as long as I can remember and now it's disappearing.

Ah well, so long bad GIFs, frames, ugly tables and most of the web's Marquee and Blink tags!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Bye bye, had my first website there!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Hey I had my first website there too ..circa 1997!

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