Speaking of getting rid of Google, I love this move by Basecamp:
"We’re dropping the last third-party tracking pixel. When you visit our page, you only have to trust that we won’t abuse that data – not a laundry list of third parties"
@roytang i don't know any convenient alternative for the average user. many like nextcloud but it's probably not something the average person wants to install and deal with, other alternative is microsoft office but that has its own problems. libreoffice is great but it's offline. any others?
@markosaric What do you use for discovering places when travelling? It seems whenever I'm abroad I have to reinstall google maps to find anything I might want to visit
@chris tripadvisor is not bad for places/restaurants. it is almost as good as google maps. foursquare is good for north america and some big cities mostly. i don't think a non-surveillance capitalism alternative exists yet but do hope that openstreetmap could become it in the future
@markosaric Ooh. Hadn't thought of Tripadvisor and, frankly, forgot about 4square. I'll have to take a look. Thanks
Browser: compartmentalised Firefox (personal, Palemoon (social media), Waterfox (work).
Search engine: DuckDuckGo
Email: Posteo + Mutt client, sup-mail client, protonmail, mailfence
News: QuiteRSS + OPML list
Chat: Freenode IRC + Hexchat
Video: invidio.us + peertube
Text Organisation (instead of Evernote): Emacs + org-mode
Cloud drive: owndrive.com (1Gb free nextcloud)
In my opinion the future business model of Telegram is more than clear: Create their own cryptocurrency and regain money from the transactions. They have been very far with this but I think they are stuck with financial regulations. Same problem FB has / had.
@mcread @markosaric Now we all know - Telegram won't engage in cryptocurrency anymore as a US court stopped them... Really sad :-/ https://telegra.ph/What-Was-TON-And-Why-It-Is-Over-05-12
@markosaric My first thought of messenger was Riot (or I guess Element now) instead of Telegram, as at least it is entirely open source.
@markosaric Chrome won't allow Duckduckgo to be added to the list of default search engines. Only to the list of Other Search Engines.
@tio i've tried it many times with several instances but it can get very slow to see results and i get impatient. duckduckgo is very fast, more like google speed.
@markosaric This is what I'm using :)
At least, for now ;)
I'm opened at every recommendations 😛
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