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The Podium

Thursday, April 23

End of the Line

By Brad

Purchased by Yahoo in 1999—for over $4 billion dollars—the once-popular free website hosting service GeoCities is being shut down. Reports Forbes:

A posting on a Yahoo Help page for GeoCities on Thursday said the service was no longer accepting new customers and that it will be closing later this year, with more details about how individuals can save their data coming this summer.

In the late 90s, GeoCities had more than 3 million users, but the service eventually lost the new generation of Internet users to social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace.