Sometime between 7pm and 9pm GMT today, GeoCities finally closed down. Many of us have fond/embarassing memories of the service that provided us with our first web presence. In commemoration, I've put up a reconstruction
of one of the earliest incarnations of my GeoCities site. It's cobbled together from files scattered around my hard disk, so it may not be a perfect snapshot. Apart from some minor changes to get them to work, though, each page is entirely original.
As you may be able to guess, I was a little bit of a Doctor Who fan.
In my defence, I was 13 at the time. And, who knows? Maybe a decade from now, the current site will seem appallingly ill-conceived.
Returning to the present for a moment, I feel compelled by GeoCities-esque "neighbourly" duty to mention a few of my friends' websites. First up is Spotify.fm
, a service which tells you when music by your last.fm
artists is released on Spotify
. After that, there's Very Top Five
, which is amusing.