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Yahoo Kills GeoCities Today

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.

  • doomtomb
    i used my geocities for p0rn
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  • JasonAkkerman
    www.xkcd.com did a tribute to GeoCities on their main page today.
    Reply
  • frostfire626
    What an epic first post.
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  • frostfire626
    What an epic first post.
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  • deathblooms2k1
    JasonAkkermanwww.xkcd.com did a tribute to GeoCities on their main page today.
    Oh man, got a kick out of that. xkcd is great.
    Reply
  • masterasia
    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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  • Good bye useless results in google :P

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

    like one of those

    http://www.filehipp.com/ (instead of www.filehippo.com)
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  • cybrcatter
    What a great example of an overpriced .com bubble purchase that was.
    gg Yahoo
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  • h83r
    shed a tear for the reason many of us got into web design
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  • hellwig
    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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