Thursday, May 14, 2009

GeoCities says farewell

Yahoo! GeoCities: Get a free web site with easy-to-use site building tools: "After careful consideration, we have decided to close GeoCities later this year. We'll share more details this summer. For now, please sign in or visit the help center for more information."

and my thanks to Steve Hayes

Notes from underground: Goodbye Geocities: "The implications of this are quite serious, because Geocities web sites have hosted a great deal of material and information that has accumulated over the last 14-15 years or so, and which is not available elsewhere. If it is just deleted, some of it may never be available elsewhere.

It also raises more indirect concerns, because some of the other Yahoo services may come under threat as well."

Yahoo! Small Business: "Build a professional web site for your business. Web Hosting delivers everything you need to create a site, attract customers, and promote your products and services."


Blogger Steve Hayes said...

Thanks for the link, and the publicity.

I think this needs to be publicised widely among the genealogy and historical fraternity, and possibly others as well. If Yahoo can't be shamed into leaving it, it might at least be possible to rescue something.

4:54 pm  

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