Laying an Internet Pioneer To Rest

26 10 2009
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It saddens me today to share with you that Geocities, one of the best do-it-yourself website development and hosting companies of the dotcom era, is finally being laid to rest today. Geocities was one of the easiest places to go to develop a website for your own personal use. The use of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) made Geocities usable by even the most novice of web page designers. Geocities started out in 1995 as a Beverly Hills hosting service. In 1999 Yahoo snatched up Geocities for $3.57 Billion. With the rapid decline in Yahoo since the rise of Google, Yahoo was forced to shut down the free web hosting division due to lack of funding. Today Geocities last servers were shut down.

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