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Monday, October 26, 2009

RIP Geocities. 1994-2009.



Today Geocities will be put down. I started my first Geocities page when I was 11 (1997) and it was in SoHo and it was amazing.



Here are a few links of interest regarding Geocities' sad departure from this world:

A collection of Under Construction animated gifs archived from Geocities' pages. This is where I found the great gifs that I put in this post.

XKCD's page today is decorated in memory of Geocities' sweet style.

Information about the Archive Team's Geocities Project. An attempt to save as much Geocities data as possible. There are also some really great press mentions here.






They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

They took all the trees and put 'em in a tree museum
And then they charged all the people twenty-five bucks just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer, put away your DDT now
Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and the bees, please
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Late last night I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi carried off my old man
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot


Goodbye Geocities! We loved you.

4 comments:

ScoMan said...

I confess to not knowing a lot about geocities.. but having that song at the end did make me teary.

Tanya said...

I was going to do a little geocities tribute as well, but yours pretty much said it all. RIP geocities! good times back in '97.

bard said...

I had a lot of links in my favorites that pointed to Geocities websites. Shame to lose them all!

ko0ty said...

I haven't used Geocities since my first Backstreet Boys website back in 1999! Great memories and gotta give them credit for getting me into web design because they made it easy. =)

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