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Yahoo Japan is shutting down the last remnants of GeoCities

     
2:30 am on Oct 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo Japan is shutting down the last remnants of GeoCities [engadget.com]

Yahoo Japan, the last enclave of GeoCities, is scrapping the beloved website-hosting service. In March 2019 -- 22 years after its original launch -- GeoCities will be extinct
3:21 am on Oct 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Boy... GeoCities sure brings back memories.

Sounds like Yahoo Japan is kinda like a retro thrift store, where all the remnants of yesteryear hung on for as long as they could.
3:27 am on Oct 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Sadly, a lot of sites will be lost. These types of hosting (like Angelfire, Tripod & Lycos) attracted the newbies because of their site creation software.

Those site owners, still active, may not know how to move their files and set up at another host. That process can be a PITA even for veterans.

Come to think of it, this may be a good thing. Burn off the dead wood.
4:52 am on Oct 3, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Yup, I used to know people with GeoCities sites. I think some of them even knew how to find stuff among the “cities”--a skill I never mastered.

My own first quasi-independent site--as opposed to /members.example.com/yourname/ --was at VirtualAve, also long gone.

Sadly, a lot of sites will be lost.
Happily, there isn’t really a worrying shortage of websites at the moment.
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Whoa! Days of future past ... thought Geocities long gone (was there, did that la long time ago). Passing of time and all that happy stuff... Trip down memory lane. Can't say sorry to see it go, but can say that for many it was a first start and a platform to better things down the road.

R.I.P ... and thanks!
 

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