Geocities to shut forever today

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  1. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Yahoo acquired Geocities around 10 years ago for a massive cost of 3.57 billion dollars and at 8am GMT on 27th they closed their doors.

    The company was originally started in 1984 as a small ISP which was called Beverly Hills Internet. This was during the time when free internet hosting was a pipe dream and yet Geocities offered 6mb of webspace which was a massive amount of storage in its day.

    When you think back and remember that Anandtech started on Geocities you start to realise just how important it was to the development of many multi million visitor sites today. Unfortunately Geocities didn't change with the times and their fate was sealed recently - a sad end to a very promising and pioneering concept. It also shows how little importance a 3.57 billion dollar acquistion can be in the grand scheme of things.

    Allan Campbell: Heaven Media
     
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    My website is no more........ pity
     
  3. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    There were much worse offerings than geocities. I kinda liked geocities and had 1-2 sites on them. I even used one as a blog before(?) blogs appeared.
    RIP Geocities.
     
  4. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    whats next? Twitter?
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i was never a fan of the geocities websites
     
  6. SeraphicSorcerer

    SeraphicSorcerer Well-Known Member

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    Geocities, did not change with the times, and as such is no more, you're right, but they were good back in the day.
     
  7. MitchRapp

    MitchRapp a.k.a. pepiman

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    wowwwwwwww my little cheap website i created in January 2003 was still there!! just pics of me and my friends getting blasted on New Year's with a plain white background and some comments here and there...
    SAVED !
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    I had put mine up sometime in the 90's. They had "Street addresses" and "neighborhoods" at that time......
     
  9. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i think my first one was only on angelfire.com created in 97/98
     
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    I remember there was a site since 5 years that gives you 1 GB free space , Geocities was never my choice
     
  11. mkk

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    My first page was on Geocities and it feels like ages ago. Eventually they became ridden with advertising and I switched when later I could, but they were a strong catalyst for starting up the web.
     
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    Hopefully...
     
  13. HardwareHeaven

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    I can second that....
     
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