Earlier, #Google sent me a warning on my phone about an #earthquake in #Mindoro. My location is far but within the affected region. The message got to me seconds before the earthquake reached my current location, which happened about a minute after it started in Mindoro. Interesting. 🤔
On the other hand...
Google? Isn't that the company that built a global mass surveillance system under the guise of "personalized advertising"?
I think as long as we got smartphones and live in modern civilization, doesn't matter if we think we're avoiding Google. We're surveilled one way or another. Only real solution to the paranoia is to avoid tech altogether and get off the grid. 🤷
Ve are doomed! 😱
But seriously, Google has been helpful. Not gonna deny that. 😉
Whats your position? We can not operate without big tech companies?
What is the software that is not replaceable?
smartphone: buy a fairphone with google-free-android
jitsi - video-chatting
peertube - opensource Youtube
nextcloud - opensource Dropbox
mastodon - opensource Twitter
searx - opensource google search
onlyoffice - opensource office
matrix - opensource chatserver
element - opensource chatclient
The only 1 really useful to me out of all that you listed is #Mastodon. #Jitsi is no more special and no better than other free chat services out there. It's good enough for chatting with a few people, but has anyone tried doing a webinar with that? And let's not kid ourselves. We want to say that #peertube is a replacement to #YouTube. But let's be honest, there is no comparison. Yeah, I've played with that too. I found no valuable/useful content there. #NoComparison
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