Update – xkcd has redesigned their website today in honor of GeoCities.
I thought this day would never come. Today GeoCities, arguably the golden web child of the ‘90s, is deleted. Not taken down, not discontinued, but completely wiped out. The millions of web pages and terabytes worth of data provided by those without the means to create a legitimate website fifteen years ago will never be obtainable again, unless one takes the time to backup their data.
A moment of silence for what was at one point the greatest thing to exist in the world, ever.
What’s funny is that on the eve of its closure, the home page title still says “Get a web site with easy-to-use site building tools.”