Before Wikipedia, there was a website called GeoCities. People used it to find information, and like-minded people connected with each other. It was similar to modern-day Facebook before social media took over. The USA had 38 million GeoCities sites before the company shut it down. Yahoo bought GeoCities for $3 million. An interview with the owner of the site said, “We have decided to discontinue the process of allowing new customers to sign up for GeoCities accounts as we focus on helping our customers explore and build new relationships online in other ways. We will be closing GeoCities later this year.” Little did they know, the internet boom was about to happen. GeoCities would have become obsolete, anyway (Mashable).