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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Far too complicated anyway...!

Yahoo! Closes GeoCitiesImage by encouragement via Flickr
I too had a site/group at "Geo-cities" (I never did understand either the name nor the system) - I found it very complicated, and Yahoo have always proved that money, money, money is the thing.
I once compared "Yahoo" in particular "Yahoo Search" to a British Sunday paper - full of false facts, sexual nonsense, and anything else that sold easily! Well - seems to me that "Yahoo" is on the way out - "Bye-bye"!
Next will be MSN who closed their "Groups" in February of this year. In fact MSN presented a programme called "Multiply" free of charge, which is quite good. You can visit my site at "Multiply by following this link:

http://iwmpop.multiply.com/links

In general, I find both groups are too $$$$$-conscious - I just hope "Google" stays faithful to it's present policy....!
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R.I.P. GeoCities: A Community is Killed
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Retweet This!Yahoo Shuts Down Property with 10m Unique Monthly Visitors

Yahoo has officially shut down Geocities.The company has said that it did not count the property among its priorities, so it is simply getting rid of it. Yahoo has shut down about 20 services in less than a year.
Image representing Yahoo! as depicted in Crunc...Image via CrunchBase


We learned that Yahoo would be closing the door on GeoCities back in April, so users have had plenty of time to migrate to other services. Earlier this year, for example, MSN partnered with WetPaint to allow people to create "fansites". After Yahoo's announcement, Wetpaint took the opportunity to announce a " bailout plan for foreclosed GeoCities properties," which it called the "GeoCities Asset Recovery Plan (GARP)."As it shuts down GeoCities, Yahoo itself is now plugging its own $4.99-a-month Web hosting service.

Yahoo GeoCitiesOk, so there are other options for GeoCities users, but is just shutting down a community that still attracts so much traffic the right thing to do? Yahoo's way of going about it has been widely questioned. According to Compete data, GeoCities has still been seeing over 10 million unique monthly visitors as recently as last month. Why would Yahoo want to just shut that down?
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