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It looks like Yahoo is finally going to lay the once famed free web hosting service Geocities to rest after roughly 15 years.

Apparently Geocities has been struggling for the last decade, after being purchased by Yahoo for $4.7 Billion in 1999.
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Aw.

It's like the passing of a really strange old uncle. The unlce that used to wear orange socks and a green tie with a blue pinstripe suit.

R.I.P. Geocities.
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I'm not sad ... in fact, rather elated.
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Breeze wrote:
I'm not sad ... in fact, rather elated.


Yes, likewise.
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Same here, I think the overall quality of web design on the net will bump up just a smidge. :)
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Now I'm annoyed that I own Yahoo stock. I didn't realize I was helping support the $4.7 billion Geocities price tag. Gotta love the Dot Com era where a lame web host was worth that kind of money.
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digitalMedia wrote:
Aw.

It's like the passing of a really strange old uncle. The unlce that used to wear orange socks and a green tie with a blue pinstripe suit.

R.I.P. Geocities.

Funny, I'm pretty sure my first ever "real" website (real as in it was on the web) was a Geocities site and looked a lot like that!
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I don't like that it is closing down totally, as people will lose content.
I hate that my xoom account disappeared with my exgf pics! grr.
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Funny, I'm pretty sure my first ever "real" website (real as in it was on the web) was a Geocities site and looked a lot like that!


Me too, lol. I believe mine was a scuba diving site - one long bulleted list underneath an animated gif, and there was a very busy background, blinking text, and whatever else I could possibly squeeze in. :)
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Hey, it was the 90's. The more movement you could squeeze on a page, the better!
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Don't forget about the rotating envelopes we used to use for the contact buttons. Back when it was still safe to use a mailto:

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Long live <marquee>!!
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Okay, now I'm just getting all misty eyed and nostalgic.
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I used homestead for my first website, although i was active with a few of my school friends on one of the MSN groups that were on the go. Infact, the group they created (about their band) was still online up until a year or two ago. I might even just go and look to see if it is still there :lol:
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Here's a healthy reminder of days of old (need sound for it)

http://www.sonnyradio.com/dialupkid.htm

You know you used to make those faces :) Kinda addictive, I had to watch it like 5 times, lol
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Long live <marquee>!!


Oh man this one made me laugh.

I think my first ever site was a geocities site as well. For a computer game I used to play back in the day. I even remember a class in junior high or something that actually required we use a marquee in our web design. Oh man, that was some time period.

The era of AOL chat rooms and enough .gif animations to make your head hurt.
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http://www.homestarrunner.com/cheatintro.swf
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http://www.webhamster.com/

Remember the first time you heard this tune?
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Oh. My. God.

It's all rushing back to me now!
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Scrolling text, the hello world of JavaScript in web design :) And how could we possibly forget crap-o background music?!? lol



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:lol: Okay, that really made me laugh out loud.

And...just in case someone didn't know, the original Hamster Dance was hosted on Geocities. ;)
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Ahh yes Geocities, that is where it all began for me since I had no money. Actually my first webpage I ever put online was with Geocities. I think after that I put a few on Tripod. Then soon after once I made a bit of money from those sites, I finally got my own domain and was on a shared web host. Kept reinvesting money made from the sites until finally was able to get a dedicated server. Never used outside cash for anything, but it all started with Geocities giving me the opportunity. So I guess in a way, Ozzu would have never existed without Geocities ;)

When I was with Geocities, Yahoo! did not own them yet though.
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When I was with Geocities, Yahoo! did not own them yet though.


It's funny, i don't think i ever remember a time Geocities wasn't owned by Yahoo. When did it become part of Yahoo?
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I remember Geo was the first place I ever popped up a website. That and Tripod.
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Is Fortunecity part of that shut-down? I still use my little account there - to test stuff.
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Someone was nice enough to wrap all of our favs up into a tribute to geocities page
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Here's a healthy reminder of days of old (need sound for it)

http://www.sonnyradio.com/dialupkid.htm

You know you used to make those faces :) Kinda addictive, I had to watch it like 5 times, lol

lol funny site... hahaha

My first web page was there... I spent 1 hour on that page and then never came back at it... don't know what I used it for ... don't remember :lol: uhh, good ol' days...

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