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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    ChurchHatesTucker (profile), 26 Oct 2009 @ 4:41pm

    I'll tell you whom

    "... despite still getting a ton of traffic (don't ask me from whom)"

    Well, since they're just pulling the plug and aren't even willing to hand over directory information, there's four teams (at least) working on archiving what's there: Archive Team, archive.org, Internet Archaeology, and Reocities. I imagine that's driven up their traffic in the past month or two.

    Despite its (somewhat deserved) reputation, there's a lot of gold in there. Before Wikipedia et al. that was where you stuck important reference material you couldn't host yourself. If you were on the 'net in the nineties, you know how much of the early history of the web is there.

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