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  • October 29, 2009

ReoCities.comThey say that you don’t realize how much something means until it is gone forever, and when it comes to GeoCities that is the exact truth of it. As everybody knows, GeoCities was closed earlier this week.

While it is true that it had fallen prey to spammers, and that presentation-wise the sites found there were no patch on WordPress and Blogger, it is also true that many of us (if not most) made our first stints in web publishing through it. As such, it comes as no surprise that an initiative to preserve as many of these sites as possible has materialized.

Named ReoCities, it can be termed a sort of mirror of the most salient sites that were formerly found there. Old timers will be able to relive more than a few memories through it, whereas youngsters will have at least an inkling on the way ‘90s folks experienced publishing on the WWW when it all was set in motion. There is not a lot more to add, other than from a personal standpoint I am glad someone took the time to do this and save a definitive piece of Internet history from outright oblivion. Well done, folks.

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