Saturday, April 25, 2009

Yahoo Closing GeoCities

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"After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year. We'll share more details this summer. For now, please sign in or visit the help center for more information."

Those are the words that welcome you if you visit GeoCities main page. Established in 1994, the free hosting service helped many to take their first steps in the cyber world. Yahoo bought it for $3.6 billion in 2001.

I still have a few accounts there. Many incomplete pages, trials, experiments, some stuff I like to keep on-line but not want them easily found reside in GeoCities. I even remember using the service for image hosting.

There are legendary sites disguised as innocent personal pages there. From mirrors of once popular cracking tutorials to +ORC's secret gateway, GeoCities helped the dream, the dream of a place where people and information will flow free, regardless of which sex, race or religious affiliation they belong to.

Curtain falls, an era ends.

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2 comments:

Archiver said...

A riddle from dusty archives:

Gold, with six bars, or with the visor raised (in full face) for royalty

Silver, with five bars, (in full face) for a duke or marquis

Silver, with four bars, with visor raised (in profile) for an earl, viscount or baron

Steel, without bars, and with visor open (in full face) for a knight or a baronet

Steel, with visor closed (in profile) for a squire or a gentleman


Just in case...

Intelligence Is A Curse said...

Aww that is sad. Geocities was were I built my first "website" I don't remember what it was but it was definitely a convenient way to make a website. Just click and drag.

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