Monday, October 26, 2009
Farewell to GeoCities
Back in the mid 90s GeoCities provided a truly welcome free website hosting service for people like ourselves who wanted a basic web presence without having to get involved in complicated a, and often costly, web hosting arrangements. For almost 15 years we maintained our website (at www.coatepec.net) courtesy of GeoCities' beneficence-- which, to be sure, was heavily underwritten by outfits like Yahoo.com. In our own case we have purchased, and continue to purchase, services from Yahoo as a form of consumer loyalty to a web pioneer we wish well for. And GeoCities sites can continue to live on via Yahoo services which, in many cases will remain free for some time.
Like millions of other people around the world we feel today's "passing" of GeoCities as exactly that. It's been a great friend over a lengthy and decisive period of internet evolution. We have always been glad to have had the chance to be part of it.