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Yahoo Pulls the Plug on GeoCities
Yahoo Inc is shutting down GeoCities
Propools

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Msg#: 3898975 posted 9:02 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yahoo Inc is shutting down GeoCities, a free service that hosts personal home pages for consumers, which it acquired for more than $4 billion 10 years ago during the heyday of the dotcom boom.

[reuters.com ]

 

incrediBILL

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Msg#: 3898975 posted 9:49 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

This is going to be a real PITA for directories that still have a lot of links to Geocities sites out there.

Althought Geocities had a lot of crap, we're going to lose some good content as well, POOF! all gone.

ken_b

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Msg#: 3898975 posted 10:04 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

POOF! all gone.

Yeah, and some of the webmasters whose pages go poof won't even know what happened, at least not for a while.

And who knows how many links to those pages will go bad without any effort to find a new URL for the content.

Sad really.

I just ran a check and I have 27 links to content on geocities pages that I'd rather not delete.

Maybe I'll contact those webmasters and ask if they have, or are p[lanning to build, a new website.

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Msg#: 3898975 posted 10:07 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

Note- ongoing discussion here [webmasterworld.com].

[edited by: LifeinAsia at 10:07 pm (utc) on April 23, 2009]

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Msg#: 3898975 posted 10:13 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I just put a new site up on Geocities in the last 6 months. It still works good...and it's still free.

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