Interesting GeoCities Pages!
Ahh, GeoCities. It's what inspired the very thing that I'm hosting this site on. One of the most interesting places to poke around in are the archives, the ruins of the once massive community that made up this hosting service. A lot of the sites are contain very personal details, it's nice to hear about the lives and interests of people from the past. Most of these home pages are probably long forgotten by the people who made them.
Here I am going to list some of the pages that I have found during my travels.
This site is literally just one page that has a description of a couple of dogs with a few GIFs. I've found that a lot of personal/pet pages are very simplistic like this. The two dogs, Whiskey and Gypsy, were born in 1994 and 95, and the page was created in 2000. The page is part of the Petsburgh neighbourhood which is dedicated entirely to sites about animals. It's sad because these dogs are probably long dead now. I hope they lived happy lives with their owner, whoever they were. I do like the design of this page, the colours look very nice together and the GIFs are very cute.
Nowadays people tell you not to give out personal information on the Internet, and a lot of people take this advice and use a fake alias for any social media that isn't Facebook. With a lot of these GeoCities pages, that doesn't seem to be the case. Some of these people are content with showing personal pictures and giving out their name, age and country on their home page. One such example of this is this site, which I found in the Enchanted Forest neighbourhood. People mustn't have been as scared of online predators back then.
Another thing I've noticed whilst browsing is that whenever I find a site with a MIDI file attached, my browser won't play it, it'll just automatically download it to my computer. The modern browsers have now dropped MIDI playing functionality, which is a shame because it would've been nice to hear some music playing in the background whilst I dig through these homepages. It makes me wonder where these people used to get their MIDI files from. Maybe they created them themselves?