Anyone Remember the OLD Geocities?

@PastorP (1173)
United States
December 17, 2009 3:08pm CST
Anyone have been on the Internet long enough to remember the OLD Geocities, before Yahoo! bought it and messed it up? It was divided into areas of interest by names that matched. For example, those whose site was about the Internet or technology were in SiliconValley. I think mind was in a place called heartland. Then you had your street numbers. Geocities had a page/pages for each interest and on the page you could stroll down a lane and pick an address to visit. Yahoo bought it in the 2000s as was never the same since. Of course, Yahoo! closed Geocities this year.
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@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
18 Dec 09
I do remember the old GeoCities. I had my first homepage with them (I think it was in the Colosseum neighborhood). I didn't use it much after Yahoo! bought the site...I seem to remember some sort of user data related scandal of some kind. Still, it was a part of Internet history and there were a number of GeoCities-hosted sites I continued to use until the shutdown. It's a shame Yahoo! would just just delete people's homepages like that. I've sort of been boycotting most Yahoo! sites ever since -- I say "sort of" because sometimes I end up there accidentally just because they're such an enormous online presence.
@megamatt (14323)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I remember it vaguely. I think I got online about a year or two before Yahoo bought it out. It was a shame, it looked to be a pretty cool set up from what I recall. I don't recall if I used it for building a website or not. I had several free websites on the various free website providers that lasted a bit of time, before I got bored with them before I really knew what I was doing online. Still, its a shame really that Geocities is no longer around.
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
17 Dec 09
YES! That was the first place I ever used to make a personal website, and mine was at South Beach/Lagoon. I was so proud of that site. I was just a teenager and wrote the HTML for it all by myself... Then I became obsessed with making websites and made a few others at Geocities and some at Angelfire. Now I only rally have one website and it's to promote my online programs. I am not too much into it anymore but mostly just ebcause I don't have enough time to maintain them. Great topic, I took a trip down memory lane! LOL