Farewell, Geocities – and mixed feelings over my first website’s upcoming disappearance

A week from today, Yahoo! is closing down Geocities. I didn't find out first-hand, as my Geocities page was created with a college email address and despite contacting Yahoo years back, I never could get access to it again. I happened to read about the news on Mashable

I created my page in college in the 1990s as a way to share some of my writing and family photos, while just having fun screwing around creating a website. What it really was though was a proto-MySpace page without the actual social network. Still, a lot of my friends had pages and we'd link to each other. Only now do I appreciate what was starting to happen. Ahh, hindsight.

While I do get all nostalgic with this, I'm also largely happy the page is going away. It should be a memory at this point – it's not exactly the face of me I want out there, and it does still pop up in the occasional search results. It's time for it to go.

I am downloading the page. I've included the snapshot of it, PDFed and hosted on Scribd. And for a few days you can visit my first website, a URL I'll always remember fondly: www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8377

My original Geocities page

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