Before iPods and Y2K, GeoCities was a quantum leap: The average person could create a web site for free, no questions asked. People took the opportunity and ran with it, building millions of pages —- 38 million at last count, according to Yahoo. They helped make the web a more vibrant territory, no longer the citadel of nerds in the know. Though the tally is not final, the archivists estimate they salvaged at least a million sites.
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Geocities is dead. It's joined the choir invisible and Geocities, founded in , was one of the first build-your-own website schemes, one which created a zillion grim-looking white-text-on-black-backgrounds-with-stars efforts, and two zillion "under construction" signs. Joining was free, and you could get a princely 15MB of web space; it's claimed that it was, at one stage, the third most-browsed site on the web.
GeoCities became known for tons of "under construction" signs. Image: A screenshot of Cameron's World. Remember GeoCities? That web-hosting service that spewed millions of uninhibited personal websites filled with garish, blinking, ClipArt designs. Well, Cameron Askin , a digital designer and artist, has spent 10 months creating a cult of love to it.
Home again home again jiggety jig from my annual pilgrimage to teach at Nimblefingers Bluegrass and Oldtime workshop in Sorrento, BC. She is one of my most favourite people to sing with, and we had a great crew of eager students ready to sing their hearts out. Week 2 I taught Adventures in Band Lab, and once again I had a fabulous bunch of folks who wanted to play and sing as much as possible.