Time To Take Down That Animated Under Construction GIF; GeoCities Goes Away

from the a-moment-of-silence dept

Last week, we wrote about how difficult it is to predict the media landscape future because you don't know what sorts of disruptions will suddenly show up, noting how things like Twitter and YouTube didn't even exist five years ago. Of course, on the flip side, you also have to recognize that things that are big today may not exist in a few years as well. As noted earlier, GeoCities is officially going offline today, despite still getting a ton of traffic (don't ask me from whom). It's just another reminder that what's big today may not exist in just a few years.

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    Internet Oldster, 26 Oct 2009 @ 6:22pm

    It was once the place to be

    You young whippersnappers, in the 90s, web space was at great cost. GeoCities allowed a lot of us oldsters learn HTML and display our skills. Free. Even as obnoxious as many sites were, they were a sight for sore eyes after coming out of the BBS days. Give it 5-10 years and YouTube, FaceBook and MySpace will seem old and worn out too.

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