The age of the personal “home” page …

closeHey, just so you know ... this post is now about 10 years and 7 months old. Please keep that in mind as it very well may contain broken links and/or outdated information.

… has long passed, I know. These days a person’s presence on the ‘net is usually defined by a social networking profile (like Facebook, MySpace, or LinkedIn), maybe a personal blog (like this one), or a Twitter feed. Gone are the days when people crafted their own home pages, hosted by their ISPs (or places like GeoCities).

I was reminded of this a few days ago when I received an e-mail from RoadRunner informing me that they will be shutting down their current user home page site (home.tampabay.rr.com) on March 17. If I wanted to keep my home page I would need to migrate to the new home.roadrunner.com site (with, wow, 25mb free storage). It occurred to me that most of the stuff on my RoadRunner home pages was old … really old. Once I started this blog last year I never really touched that content. So, after over a decade of having a hosted home page of some sort on the ‘net, I decided to take them down.

Ok, so they’re not really gone … I moved them all to my own server to be preserved for (arguably questionable) “historical” purposes. Nothing ever disappears from the internet after all …

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