Last updated on September 23rd, 2021 at 03:30 pm
Geocities.com was the first major “social network” which enabled anyone to create their website and publish information on the Web. It was created in 1994, acquired by Yahoo in 1999 and shut down in 2009.
Initiatives have been emerging to preserve the content of Geocities, such as the Archive Team project which gathered 641 GB of information in 2009, oOCities or Geocities.ws.
Arquivo.pt also integrated Geocities history in its collections!
Now, anyone can explore Geocities through the innovative tools provided by Arquivo.pt (e.g. full-text search, image search or API).
By making the historical collection of Geocities available, Arquivo.pt intends to contribute to the development of innovative studies in areas such as Arts, Humanities or Sociology (see a project summary).
Search Geocities now at: arquivo.pt/searchGeocities
Examples of Geocities preserved websites
Video Enhancing access to research the Geocities historical collection
Enhancing access to research the Geocities historical collection, Pedro Gomes, RESAW 2021 (slides)