In a sense at least, a sleeping giant is being laid to rest. Geocities, once the internets third most visited url, will be 404’d. It was one of the first Web sites that offered ordinary Web users the chance of a piece of the action. It was the Google, Yahoo!, or YouTube of its day.
A (somewhat) easy to use platform to build your site, it was a stepping stone for many of todays web developers and scripters, and opened the gateway to the accessible web. Very basic HTML tables, generic graphics, and pixelated fonts were the norm for the millions of Geocities pages which went up over the it’s lifetime.