Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yahoo closes Geocities after 15 years

The personal Web-hosting site Geocities was just closed by Yahoo after 15 years of existence. Geocities which was launched in 1995 and owned by Yahoo Inc. since 1999 was to be shut down by Tuesday (27/10/2009). In September 2009, GeoCities had 10.3 million users, dropping by about 16 percent from 12.1 million it was reported one year earlier. The historical records reveal that in December 1998, GeoCities was the 3rd most visited website after AOL and Yahoo with 19 million unique visitors. Following GeoCities closing, Yahoo urges the worldwide users to try the company's pay web-hosting service. Some other Yahoo! services like Yahoo! 360, My Web and Yahoo! Briefcase have also been shut down recently. More on GeoCities history, records, information you can find here.


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