Monthly Archives: October 2009

Goodbye Geocities

Many, many moons ago when I started out exploring the phenomenon called the World Wide Web, I came upon the free site, Geocities. That’s where I built my first site.

I don’t even recall what the site was about, but it was fun building it, joining web rings and putting up guest books. I didn’t even know what spam was then and I mistakenly sent out a broadcast in a list I joined, inviting list members to visit the site. Fortunately only 2 members flamed me. I did apologize. One of them forgave me, the other continued to berate me and didn’t believe I made a mistake. A few others kindly taught me netiquette, so to speak.

So why am I talking about Geocities? I just heard Yahoo finally closed it down. I joined Geocities even before Yahoo took over. It’s a bit of ‘Net history that I was a part of.

With the rise of social networking sites, free blogging sites and the like, Geocities lost relevance and experienced a sharp decline of membership over the years.

Well, it was great knowing Geocities. I salute you!