Why I quit using Google – Kyle Piira

29 bookmarks. First posted by aedis 11 days ago.

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4 days ago by dparfrey
New year, new provider. If you're looking to get off the Google train there are a number of great options here from Kyle.
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6 days ago by justinavery

Gmail → Fastmail → Self-hosted (via Cloudron)
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8 days ago by neurogami
Why I quit using Google – Kyle Piira
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9 days ago by sfermigier
Why I quit using Google – Kyle Piira
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9 days ago by jamescampbell
Today there are plenty of lists on the internet providing alternatives to Google services such as this and this. Although the “DeGoogle” movement was still in its infancy when I was making the move.

The first Google service I decided to drop was Gmail, the heart of my online identity. I migrated to Fastmail with my own domain in case I needed to move again (hint: glad I did, now I self host my email). Fastmail also provided calendar and contacts solutions so that took care of leaving Google Calendar and Contacts.

Here are some other alternatives that I moved to:
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10 days ago by euler
Angenommen euer Google-Account würde grundlos und ohne Vorwarnung deaktiviert. Wie groß wäre euer Problem?
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11 days ago by Stade
a good read on deGoogling
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11 days ago by sgsfak
The reason that I moved to mostly FOSS applications is that it seems to be the only software ecosystem where everything works seamlessly together and I don’t have to cede control to any single company. Alternatively I could have simply split my service usage up evenly across Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple but I don’t feel that they would have worked as nicely together.
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11 days ago by rpmuller