Yahoo Shuts Down Geocities.com

Yahoo has closed Geocities.com, an online property it bought several years ago for $4 billion. During its heyday–during the dotcom boom of the late 90s and early 2000, Geocities.com was one of the most trafficked sites on the Internet with its offer of free webhosting and web page building service. At the time it was the Blogger, Wordress, MySpace or Facebook of its day. A lot of web developers, web designers, and bloggers I know–including myself, used the service to learn and teach ourselves HTML. My first website I believe was hosted there (or was it Tripod?) and it was called “Boogie’s Base on the Web.” Sadly I couldnt find an online archive of this as this website predates Google and I think even the Internet Archive –can you imagine that?

Here’s to Yahoo Geocities! We will miss you.

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