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Geocities to close this year.

Apr24

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2009/04/24 07:45 AM RssIcon

Yahoo Geocities is not accepting any new customers. Why? Because they are closing down this year. Do you have a Geocities account? You'd better start looking around for other hosting.

Before Twitter, before Facebook, before MySpace, I think even before there was Blogspot or Wordpress there was a service known as GeoCities. I remember in the early 90s getting involved with the internet. The closest thing I came to a website was Geocities. It was about as close as you get to what we know today as social networks. It was your Blogger of today, in a way.  It was a place where like-minded user-created homepages where created in different topical communities like sports, entertainment, and tech.

What’s going to happen to all the GeoCities websites?

"Existing GeoCities accounts have not changed. You can continue to enjoy your web site and GeoCities services until later this year. You don’t need to change a thing right now — we just wanted you to let you know about the closure as soon as possible. We’ll provide more details about closing GeoCities and how to save your site data this summer, and we will update the help center with more details at that time"

Yahoo bought the company for more than $3 billion. This was at the peak of the dot com bubble. Then alternative services sprung onto the scene, which spelled the end of GeoCities’ prominence. Today, we see the end of Geocities. Yahoo has closed the service to new accounts and posted an FAQ with some details as to how the shut-down will go.

If you are as old as I am, or have been around the web for a while, you will know all about Geocities. But if you’re not familiar with GeoCities, Wikipedia has a fairly comprehensive overview of its rise and fall.

I still have my old Geocities address somewhere, and I also created a new one. Just for the hang of it. But that's all history now. Hearing of this news has made me a bit nostalgic. Remembering some of the good and bad old days with Geocities. Wow, when I think of how badly I designed web pages. It sends shivers down my spine.

Read more from Yahoo Help

Share with us some of your good and bad memories of Geocities in the comments below.

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