Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Oct 2009 19:33 UTC
Humor The Blogosphere has been abuzz over the past few days, with remembrances of the halcyon days of the internet viewed through the lens of atrociously-designed GeoCities sites. If you missed the xkcd GeoCities tribute, you'll have to be content with a screenshot, as it was a limited-time engagement. (Update: a mirror) The Archive Team is working on saving as much of GeoCities as possible for future generations. The internet is ephemeral, and, like ancient civilizations, it seems we're constantly building our new cities on the ashes of our old cities, but, this being the internet, in a much faster cycle. Like anthropologists who get excited about pot shards or shriveled woven sandals found in a cliff dwelling, a lot of internet old-timers like me get pretty nostalgic about how the internet used to be, and think it's worth preserving, or at least commemorating.
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by daedalus8 on Tue 27th Oct 2009 22:10 UTC
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For some reason it doesn't make me sad... Sites like those were used for drive by downloads and all sorts of crazy botnet activities. They are a nightmare to control as many of their hosted sites are good but there's quite a few that aren't.

Like:
zhigablog.freehostia.com/boo/bot.exe - Which hosts a Zeus download.

Or this one, which up to recently it was hosting a Zeus config file.
wchessmanva.tripod.com/temp.jpg

RIP GeoCities, I'll sleep sounder with it around.

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