Once the standard way that everyone on the internet used to throw up their fan pages speculating whether the Enterprise could blow up the Death Star, put up their pictures and poetry, and photos of their cats, GeoCities is now going the way of the digital dodo. Like just about everyone else and their crazy uncle, I used to have a Geocities page. Actually more than one. And for all its eccentricities, Geocities created the template that so many cheap sites now follow. Because it understood that what makes the internet meaningful is user created content. When people get to participate, the internet becomes fun.