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Submission + - Geocities shutting down today ( 1

Paolo DF writes: There is not much to say: Geocities is closing today. It has been a sign of the rising "Internet for everyone" era. You may love it, or hate it, but millions of people had their first contact with a web presence right here.
I know it's something that most slasfotters will see as a n00b thing, and that the Internet was fine *before* Geocities, but I still think that nevertheless some credit is due. Heck, there's even a modified xkcd homepage for that!

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Geocities shutting down today

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  • by MikePo (579147)

    Although it seems like ages ago now, Geocities was my first web presence. In my youth I set up a web site dedicated to wolves, I can’t even recall the name of it, but I was in high school and Geocities was free, the perfect fit. It helped me develop a foreign language called HTML and gave me a basic understanding of websites. Although I eventually out grew the site and moved on to dedicated hosting solutions for future endeavors, it is still sad to see the service close.

    While there are some obvious li

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