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Blast from the past, GeoCities edition

Imagine my 256 colors of surprise when one of my long ago favorite GeoCities web sites appeared in a search result.
     One of the first social media platforms, or as one commenter noted "the first instance of proving you could have millions of users and still not make any money," Yahoo purchased GeoCities in 1999.
     After chasing most users away with an early version of the now common "screw you!" terms of use, then flubbing a second time by trying to weave GeoCities users into the paid Yahoo web services suite, then striking out by chasing the few remaining users away with hideous levels of ad injections, Yahoo finally closed GeoCities in 2009.
     Several mediocre attempts to repurpose the nearly terabyte of content - now of indeterminate ownership - utterly failed to give users access to this rather historical archive of some of our earliest 'clicks and grunts' on the web.
     A group calling itself Oocities has exhumed this body of work and tried to monetize it yet again with even more poorly written ad script.  Yeesh!
     At least we can get to it more easily now.
     As was the case with our first Blast from the Past, here you will find broken links, missing images, slow loading and other kinks galore.

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     You can test your memory and try your luck with the Oocities.com search engine - it seems to work pretty well.
     Many of these sites have content from the mid-nineties - before the dot com crash, the new millennium, 9/11, i-Anything or Wi-Fi/broadband.  We used MHz, MB, just plain "Office" and Windows 95.  We surfed with Netscape Gold at 56kbps.  Compaq was king and Apple was in trouble. Cell phones made phone calls.

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