GeoCities is closing later this year. If you were on the web in the late 90s, you knew GeoCities.
I cut my web page teeth on GeoCities, signing up for a free account over ten years. I remember when my GeoCities page got tied to my Yahoo! member name, shortly after Yahoo! bought GeoCities in 1999.
The cause and effect on GeoCities prompted me to learn HTML. I had a taste of simple web development and I wanted more control. I wanted to hand code, and the rest is history.
I haven't really thought about GeoCities in years, but I'm sorry to see it go. Another part of my personal web history is evaporating.