Yahoo shuttering GeoCities today. RIP GeoCities

In another step towards the future, a page on the past is closed: GeoCities is being shuttered today by Yahoo, which purchased the free website host in 1999.

GeoCities circa 1996:

In a move that puts more emphasis on the bottom line, Yahoo is nudging new customers to its paid hosting service.

Of course, there’s another giant that still has a free, although not as well-known, hosting service: Google.

RIP GeoCities.