Yahoo has finally closed GeoCities, ending a significant era of the Web. Now it's your turn to share your favorite memories of GeoCities.
Yahoo said it plans to close GeoCities on October 26. The service, which Yahoo acquired for $2.9 billion, was once a key player on the Web.
Yahoo's closure of its personal home page service comes as no surprise. Today, Internet self-expression is all about blogs and social networks.
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After relaunching JotSpot as application for businesses and organizations with their own domains, Google says access to its Google Sites service is now open to the public.
Yahoo's Web publishing community will undergo a planned outage over the weekend, an uncharacteristic move given the Net's round-the-clock nature.
In an ongoing effort to charge for certain features on its site, the Web portal introduces two paid services for its GeoCities home page community.
The Web portal is slowly weeding the freeloaders from its home page community, emphasizing that its basic free service is designed for hobbyists and beginners.
In an attempt to shift consumers to paid services, the Web giant is telling GeoCities members that it will disable their Web sites if they exceed certain bandwidth limits.
A Yahoo spokeswoman said that on Oct. 3, the company plans to start charging people to respond to personal ads posted to its site, a service that had previously been free. The cost will be $19.95 for one month, $42.95 for three months, or $89.95 for one year. In addition, the service will offer an option to buy enhanced ads for $4.95 that provide priority placement in searches and allow up to five pictures to be posted. Yahoo will continue to provide free ad postings, which are limited to one photo. The switch comes as Yahoo is seeking to bolster its revenues in the midst of an online advertising contraction. The company has added charges to numerous services that were previously free, including its auction listings, which saw an immediate drop-off in popularity. Most recently, Yahoo sent notices to heavy users of its GeoCities Web-hosting service, telling them to upgrade to a recently launched paid version or face disruptions.