For years, I was a big fan of Google. It just had some awesome services and generally seemed to be a good company but I’ve lost most faith. It’s too big, too all consuming, too powerful and ultimately too Evil. I’ve been SLOWLY moving away from Google for the past 2 years but it’s been a slow migration. I have most of my business mail now going to @privacymaverick, @enterprivacy and @rjcesq.com emails. I still need to get my personal mail off Gmail. Also last year, I moved this blog as well as a few others off blogger.com. I’ve never really used G+ though my email does have an account that I keep having problems as a result of. (Don’t get me started about it).
I still have many other services that I need to extract myself from. Luckily Google isn’t evil in letting people leave. I still need to get off Calendar and Docs. However, the biggest challenge is going to be Android. I certainly don’t want to go to Apple. I hate the closed ecosystem they represent. Windows phone perhaps? How is Firefox OS doing?
On another completely unrelated note, over at Enterprivacy Consulting Group‘s blog, I talk about the lessons from Snapchat and the perils of investing in technology without considering privacy.