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Poster: Alison OK Date: Oct 3, 2018 1:21am
Forum: news Subject: Business Insider: A historic, pre-Google section of the web that's been ‘frozen in time’ for over two decades is about to get destroyed — here’s how to see it before it's gone forever

A historic district of the web that's been frozen in time for more than 20 years is slated for extinction.

On Monday, Yahoo Japan announced that the last remaining sites of the once-popular GeoCities would be shutting down in March 2019.

GeoCities — which was founded in 1994 and acquired by Yahoo for nearly $4 billion in 1999 — was once the third-most visited site on the internet. Essentially a web hosting service that made it easy for anyone to build their own websites, GeoCities became a thriving digital metropolis of rudimentary HTML pages devoted to personal hobbies, quirks and pastimes.

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