Talk:GeoCities

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Hey, would this article be a good place to post or link to fannish reminiscences on GeoCities? I can't remember the names of the particular fansites I looked at, but I remember doing endless searches for Buffy images and quotes (I loved those quote pages) in the late 90s. The general organization of fansites back then--a little of everything--meant that I was immediately exposed to fanfic (usually badfic), despite not ever having heard of it or of organized fandom in general. I imagine I wasn't the only one....--æthel 16:21, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, go for it! I think it can go on the page, at least for now - the reminiscences will do more to explain what Geocities meant to fandom than anything else could. And man, no kidding about the exposure to everything - links to mailing lists and newsgroups, fanfic, fanart, screencaps, midis (!), zine flyers, con announcements... total one-stop shopping. --Arduinna 22:04, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay! I'm going to get back to this (unless someone else wants to start?), but in the meantime, I found a most excellent site that backed up a lot of Geocities sites, including the graphics: Reocities --æthel 03:15, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
... OMG. That is *amazing*, and fabulous - I just randomly tested a few Hollywood sites off the spreadsheet that none of us got to, and they're *there*. These people may have saved scads of fannish history for us. I want to send them cookies. It looks like it really is mainly based on the old neighborhoods, but dude. That's still *huge*. Seriously, I'm cheering here. \o/ --Arduinna 03:47, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

This is just a placeholder. How GeoCities invented the modern Internet --Anenko 19:07, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Another resource: Internet Archive: GeoCities Special Collection 2009 --Doro 13:13, 29 October 2009 (UTC)