October 29, 2010 1:49 PM Subscribe
"[W]ebsites and hosting services should not be “fads” any more than forests and cities should be fads – they represent countless hours of writing, of editing, of thinking, of creating. They represent their time, and they represent the thoughts and dreams of people now much older, or gone completely. There’s history here. Real, honest, true history. So Archive Team did what it could, as well as other independent teams around the world, and some amount of Geocities was saved."
posted by zarq (57 comments total)
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Now, one year later, they have announced that nearly a terabyte of web history
will soon be made available to the public as a 900GB torrent file
. (Previously. / Previously.)
Don't have 900gb of free hard drive space handy? Some limited online archives of Geocities content already exist, saved by folks looking to preserve its unique, blink-tag and animated gif-filled slice of internet history:
Archive.org's Special Geocities Collection
: "Here lies what we could salvage from the ashes of GeoCities."
: "Our aim is to save those pages which are worthy and unique scientific sources or are of great public interest as well as those, which are historically interesting or just representing the 90s website culture and style."