I got this totally wrong, the rumors about Google creating a Geocities style homepage service are true, it has launched, and it’s got nothing to do with Blogger at all!
Introducing Google Pages. It’s what you get when you cross Geocities with Web 2.0. I would have thought that Googlecities 06 would have been a more catchy name though :-)
The service seems pretty basic at this stage, indeed I’d say more basic than Geocities was in 1996 (for example you cant custom design your page, you’ve got to use a template). If you’ve got a Google/ Gmail login you can get up an going in seconds. This was my effort here in about 10 seconds :-)
More info on the service at Search Engine Watch here.
(via Steve Rubel)