Geocities is closing, you can however "upgrade" to something that will cost you money... I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that people tend to prefer having a facebook lol profile with zillions of real fake friends than publishing pages with actual "content" (ouch, the "C" word).... oh wait, why is geocities gone ?. we have decided to focus on helping our customers explore and build relationships online in other ways. .. .. so basically you either upgrade or go your own way.. .. OR, you can setup a Yahoo online profile.. . Setting up your profile is easy, and it's free! aha! It's free. . (for now), just like (domainless) websites used to be. All arrows point to the Yahoo LOL profile crap,I guess that is what people are supposed to do these days. :[
I also wonder, free web hosting, in the olden days, used to be paid for by advertisements (beurk). I guess the advertisement industry has squeezed out the last penny from those resistant animated GIF fans. .. Wait a few years and I'm sure that social networking services will have the same outcome.