You won’t believe, but several hours ago, while surfing and looking for something unrelated to Geocities, we found a Geocities page that still exists! on Geocities!
Not a folder with templates by Yahoo. Not an invisible GIF.
But a real profile of a real user!
Namely famous ASCII artist Joan G. Stark.
Last updated in 2001.
We rubbed our eyes, reloaded and Shift-reloaded, but the miracle didn’t disappear. The page is still there. And that’s not all, further research showed that Spunk’s previous account /7373 in SoHo neighborhood is also online. http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/7373/
Last updated in 2001 as well.
Both profiles are almost identical. And there is the 3rd one — http://www.ascii-art.com/.
But it is only an index page –not updated since 2001 and squatted by porn spam — if you click enter you are back at Geocities/SoHo/7373/
What’s going on? How did it happen? Was it forgotten? Protected? Paid? Are there other survivors?
Update: the question about other survivors is answered in comments by Nick and Google http://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Ageocities.com.
What are all these profiles doing there?