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|Yahoo Pulls the Plug on GeoCities|
Yahoo Inc is shutting down GeoCities
| 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.
| 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.
| 10:04 pm on Apr 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
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.
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.
| 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]
| 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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