A few months back there was a burst of reminiscing when Yahoo said it would shutter GeoCities, the free hosting platform that boomed in the early days of the web. Lots of folks used GeoCities to build their first site or set up personal web pages. If you're among them, the clock is ticking. Yahoo now says that GeoCities will close on Oct. 26, and users should save and/or migrate any sites they care about.
"If you do not download your files and images before October 26, 2009, you will no longer be able to access that data," Yahoo writes in a message to GeoCities customers. "After October 26, your GeoCities files will be deleted from our servers, and will not be recoverable. If you'd like to move your web site, or save the images and other files you've posted online, you need to act now."