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Thinking about how to slay the Google beast.

Still know that I don't know a lot.

Help me out, young'uns. What have I missed? 😆

Taru Luojola @Stoori

@BeechMtn This is such a great feel, when you hang out on Mastodon, your mind is constantly finding new ways to get away from the beasts, and it feels so LIBERATING!

But anyway, what Google services you're using most?

- For web search, try DuckDuckGo
- For Docs/Sheets, try to find an EtherPad/EtherCalc instance (I use FramaSoft's services, but there may be French only instructions, be warned)
- For Drive, install your own NextCloud

Maybe that's a good start :)

@BeechMtn And of course, to replace YouTube there's . It's also federated and federates nicely with Mastodon.

@Stoori Wow, this is a great list! Thank you.

Masto is a good space to explore all this, isn't it? This feels like a really important moment in human history and I want to make the best choices.

More than anything it's good to know there are others living in these questions.

I divorced #Google and became #Googlefree when I started using #ownCloud, and now, !Nextcloud for the calendar. I'm also using it as a webDAV drive, and #Nextcloud can also do collaborative editing of documents. @beechmtn @stoori @mayel