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]: “GeoCities’ time has expired, Yahoo closing the site today | Technology | Los Angeles Times”
[xkcd]: “XKCD”
[image]: “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 forsaken, to doing anything to survive, to “social networking”, to “web 2.0″, to today!

They’re also offering free hosting for 1000 GeoCities users, should any be found.

[link]: “DreamHost Blog » They’re Internet History”