Tag: geocities

  • Goodnight, Sweet GeoCities

    You were responsible or many of the most retch-inducing websites on the internet, and you only got worse with time. We’ll miss you. [xkcd is GeoCities-ified][xkcd] ([saved image][image]). [link]: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/10/geocities-closing.html “GeoCities’ time has expired, Yahoo closing the site today | Technology | Los Angeles Times” [xkcd]: http:xkcd.com “XKCD” [image]: http://extrafuture.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/xkcd-geocities.jpg “xkcd’s homage”

  • DreamHost’s Josh Jones on the History of WebRing, and the Fall of GeoCities

    [WebRing was started by a co-founder of DreamHost][link]. Then sold to GeoCities, which was then sold to Yahoo, and, well, read the article. Josh thinks it’s a sort of micrososm of the web: >It went from a tiny ad-free community service, to hyper-growth, to showing ads, to being acquired for an INSANE price, to being…