Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Geocities CLOSED!

My first website was hosted at Geocities. It was about 10 years ago. Learned HTML from scratch, and only with Notepad. I entered my first website making contest during my secondary school years & won 3rd place. I had a lot of good memories with geocities. Sayonara Geocities!

Here's an article about closing of geocities from

So, we’ve come to the end of the road. The service that hosted the first website for a generation is set to close down tomorrow.

If you’re a GeoCities user, you’ve been given plenty of warning, but you can still hop over there and get your data out today before current owner Yahoo turns out the lights. Meanwhile, the Archive Team’s Geocities Project is doing its best to archive as many GeoCities pages as possible, meaning that selected pieces of Internet history will be preserved (including hundreds of “Under Construction” gifs salvaged from the site).

As we wrote of the shutdown earlier this month:

Back in the proverbial day, GeoCities was the place where many a modern-day internet nerd cut his or her teeth. After a spectacular dot com purchase of $3.65 billion and an equally spectacular dot com bust, its closure marks the end of one of the earliest ages of the social web.

Yahoo, of course, has been busy slimming down and cutting costs under CEO Carol Bartz. With the company’s focus elsewhere, it makes sense to shut down what is essentially an internet relic. Still, to those who look back with nostalgia, October 26 could well be a wistful day.


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