|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|
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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