Geocities to close October 26

Well, the time has come, and GeoCities will be gone for good after Monday – or so Yahoo says. Time to take a last look at an old friendOr is it? Time (Monday?) will tell.

One Reply to “Geocities to close October 26”

  1. Heh, didn’t check dates and accidentally posted in your April thread. So what follows is what I originally posted there:

    Holy cow, this is a sobering and saddening milestone. GeoCities was *the* place for putting content on the Internet back in the day. Sure, a few people had Tripod or Angelfire or Virtualave sites, but most of us were on Geocities. I signed up for my (now long-defunct) site there on April 1st of 1998.

    When GeoCities went public, they were the first stock I ever purchased of my own volition, which I rode through their purchase by Yahoo! and the Web boom and bust. At the time, I had faith in their product and their future.

    Of course, the advertising on the site soon got out of hand, and when they disallowed off-site linking, I finally bailed and moved my site to Freeservers (also now long gone). Geocities continued its drift downhill, but it never went away, and some sites that I’ve visited for over a decade managed to endure there. It will be a shame to finally see them vanish.

    To GeoCities. The Web won’t be the same without you.

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