Geocities 'saved' by dutchman, becomes Reocities
In April Yahoo decided to shut down Geocities. Yahoo then "decided to focus on helping our customers explore and build relationships online in other ways.". Last week Geocities closed its doors for good. You can no longer use Geocities.
The programmer spent ten days and nights copying the data, hardly sleeping, so he says. At the time of writing this post there were 1188430 accounts and 23136005 files recovered. Reocities will try to recover as much as possible in the coming period.
"Yahoo! has done an amazing thing by keeping GeoCities alive for as long as they did, but we feel that it is a waste to leave the Internet with a hole of this magnitude. At a minimum, Yahoo! could have simply left GeoCities as a monument to the early days.
On Reocities you can also read all about how the process of copying the sites went. It's a fun read in which you can see what kind of hurdles he had to take. FOr example Geocities had a bandwidth cap which slowed down things and he had to handle the fact that Geocities URLS are case sensitive.
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12 June 2013 / 13 June 2013