Let’s hope Tumblr survives a deal with Yahoo, which pulled the plug on GeoCities.
Remember GeoCities, an online community like Tumblr? Founded in 1994, GeoCities was the third most visited site on the World Wide Web by 1999 when it was bought by Yahoo for $3.57 billion in stock, according to Wikipedia. You could build your own website for free on GeoCities. But its popularity declined with the advent of Blogger, WordPress and other blogging tools and social networks and Yahoo closed down GeoCities in 2009. Now GeoCities is available only in Japan.