RIP Geocities

Monday last marked the end of an era. Since 1995, Geocities has offered free hosting to anyone who wanted their own piece of the net. It has been the last bastion of the <BLINK> and <MARQUEE> tags for years. Monday, October 26th, 2009 marked the end of that, with the closure of Geocities
Seriously though, I know a lot of people around the world took their first steps as inhabitants of the world wide web at Geocities. I had my second site there, and seem to remember having chosen the username FizbanAR back then, a testament to my fandom of the Dragonlance Chronicles books.
I will certainly not miss Geocities, but a part of me keeps thinking “Well, it would be kinda nice if all that information would not get lost”. The rest of me just scoffs and says “Yeah, get real!”

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