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Yahoo Kills GeoCities Today

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 32 comments

R.I.P. GeoCities.

It's the end of an era. The free online web page hosting service GeoCities has officially been demolished.

Yahoo! announced back in June that it was shutting down GeoCities, after having acquired it for billions of dollars in January of 1999. Today, October 26 was the date named for shutting it all down.

"On October 26, 2009, your GeoCities site will no longer appear on the Web, and you will no longer be able to access your GeoCities account and file," Yahoo! wrote in a notice to GeoCities users, adding that users could port their sites to Yahoo!'s web hosting service. The Yahoo! service would cost users $4.95 per month for the first year and $9.95 per month after that.

Hopefully those of you who had GeoCities accounts that still had content that you wanted to keep have done all the necessary steps required to save your files.

Help us pay tribute to this important piece of web history by telling us what you used your GeoCities account for.

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    doomtomb , October 26, 2009 6:11 PM
    i used my geocities for p0rn
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    JasonAkkerman , October 26, 2009 6:16 PM did a tribute to GeoCities on their main page today.
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    frostfire626 , October 26, 2009 6:18 PM
    What an epic first post.
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  • 5 Hide
    deathblooms2k1 , October 26, 2009 6:19 PM did a tribute to GeoCities on their main page today.

    Oh man, got a kick out of that. xkcd is great.
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    masterasia , October 26, 2009 6:22 PM
    Geocities was my very first homepage back in like 1996-97. It was kinda like social networking. Sad to see it go. I wonder if my old page is still up. I haven't checked it about 10 years.
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    Anonymous , October 26, 2009 6:40 PM
    Good bye useless results in google :p 

    now just need to get rid of the fake search page result lol

    like one of those (instead of
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    cybrcatter , October 26, 2009 7:01 PM
    What a great example of an overpriced .com bubble purchase that was.
    gg Yahoo
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    h83r , October 26, 2009 7:02 PM
    shed a tear for the reason many of us got into web design
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    hellwig , October 26, 2009 7:02 PM
    Used mine to post meaningless stories about absolutely nothing, whatever was on my mind that day. I guess you could say I used to blog, facebook, or tweet before those terms became popular. Of course, I had the mandatory overly-busy repeating backgrounds, poorly-written javascript, and after a few months, all the other webpages I linked to went down (so many other free hosts fell by the wayside).

    I also uploaded my latest C++ projects as I completed them in high-school. I don't think anyone ever saw my site, I set my own counter to 1-million hits, and I think it had 1-million and 10 before I stopped updating it a year later.
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    megamanx00 , October 26, 2009 7:15 PM
    Once upon a time I used it for, um, emulation files :D .
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    kingnoth , October 26, 2009 7:29 PM
    I had made a site for my high school rock band...
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    Anonymous , October 26, 2009 7:33 PM
    Wow, geocities (gee-yaw-sitties)

    SilliconValley/5222 .. was it case sensitive then?

    i experimenteed with page design early on, i got pretty into it (then i never really learned css layout till recently. i hate web design now)

    my clean quake3d configuration with menu system for types of game and basically just facilitated f***ing people up. no go to rocketjump alias i dont htink, i was snobby like that, haha.

    info on kali. ipxspx over tcpip emulator. warcraft2. was great.
    blizzard scratched a winning lotto ticket sorta.

    my xdhtmlblehhh will never be good.
    i used frames. shamelessly. at least i made the borders invisible and
    the backgrounds didnt slide against each other.
    my jpegs were awful. i had no concept of how fucked my hig res texturized whatever was going to get demolished when saved to size.
    i used and too much.

    funny how a space limit makes you produce so much mor
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    alexmx , October 26, 2009 7:48 PM
    Wow, I used it to upload my school homeworks, mostly web pages for the multimedia class... ahhh good times
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    Dave_69 , October 26, 2009 7:54 PM
    I used mine for a class in html markup. That was 1998. I haven't touched it since. I can't even remember the address.
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    precariousgray , October 26, 2009 8:11 PM
    Man, I sure do miss my old page at
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    ssalim , October 26, 2009 9:11 PM
    lol. Used it once. Never cared since. Bye bye.
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    Mysteic , October 26, 2009 9:14 PM
    Personally I was banned from Geocities in 2001 for illegal distribution and hosting of unlicensed image properties.

    Geocities, the first place to ban me for committing a crime.
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    FoShizzleDizzle , October 26, 2009 9:22 PM
    Crazy, I always thought Yahoo had a pretty abundant amount of space for pointless stuff like GeoCities sites. I have a Yahoo e-mail account with over 40,000 unread messages. Sorry GeoCities, when push comes to shove, Yahoo has to make room for my e-mails I don't read.
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    dilbert , October 26, 2009 9:42 PM

    I did all my GeoCities pages with the powerful Notepad! Full HTML code. Ah, those times...

    Last updated on 1996.

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