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Farewell Geocities

Back in the day, I had a Geocities page. Two in fact. One under this sobriquet of Chennette* and another using my real name. I think it’s been 10 years since that first website of mine, learning basic basic html and creating my own backgrounds from Paint, learning about jpegs and gifs and obsessing about my guestbook, trying to find some aspect of T&T history/culture that I thought I could speak on and making plans for increased content…all of which had to take a backseat not too long after as it coincided with a new phase of my education. Still, the page was happily there for all these years and occasionally I suppose a very few people might have come across it in their wild wanderings through the world wide web. The real-name page was craft-focused and still got regular visits since I kindly shared patterns…

But that brings us to today. Geocities is closing today. I cannot do better than XKCD who redesigned the site to reflect the design elements, html broken code and all, that became the characteristic geocities look, from all those users similarly wading in the very shallow end of html.

It’s almost at the end of the day already so there’s not much to say. I just felt the need to steal a few minutes from my beyond-overwhelming work day to remember when I first thought I could be famous online. :-D

*Superstitions of T&T is what I ended up with. An idea, a beginning…

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9 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. I remember my Geocities site that I created years ago and then totally forgot all about it. :)

    1. The Nomadic Gourmet on October 27th, 2009 at 9:45 pm
  2. yeah, I think the closing-down notice and having to go over and save my files brought up a lot of reminisces for me!

    2. Chennette on October 27th, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  3. to remember when I first thought I could be famous online :)

    3. Cynthia on October 27th, 2009 at 10:19 pm
  4. :-D we all have dreams!

    4. Chennette on October 28th, 2009 at 7:08 am
  5. Time flies fast when you are having fun. I had a geocities website and tripod, and angelfire, and freewebsite. Back then I knew how to fool infoseek, excite and lycos searches. Those were really the good old days :) This post should be tagged Internet Nostalgia

    5. aka_lol on October 28th, 2009 at 6:29 pm
  6. I stuck with geocities :-) tripod was like popup heaven. oh, the pre-google search engines…memories…

    6. Chennette on October 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm
  7. Four days ago, I downloaded all of my geocities files and put them in an obscure folder away form the curiosity of the Internet. Though I had it, I never flirted with notions of fame… I leave that, to you!

    p.s. Today the Internet is 40! [At least, thats what they tell us - "On October 29th 1969 researchers at UCLA sent two bytes to a system at SRI in San Jose California".]

    7. Tamarind Ball on October 29th, 2009 at 2:06 pm
  8. ah fame, however small, the dream satisfies the shallow in me :-D

    8. Chennette on October 29th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
  9. Before Blogger I was a website virgin; online fame was the last thing I desired back then. Now I’m published and an online presence is required. Changes, changes…

    9. Liane on November 1st, 2009 at 1:11 am

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