September 2019 policy update: Archived links are preferred, but not required.
"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces."
For posts and comments, feel free to vent. Just remember: Solutions are better (and harder) than problems.
- Mindless kneejerk "corporations are teh ebil"
- Advocacy of assault or destruction of property
- Non-Google online service providers: Which are trustworthy and reliable?
- Running and hosting your own services: Which are easiest to deploy?
- Avoiding contact with Google: What really happens when you block those addresses?
For a start, instead of using Google "Groups", you can point an NNTP client at aioe.org, which allows reading and posting to Usenet with no authentication required.
The net is vast and infinite.
Let a million flowers bloom.
Even if you are not interested in Google, Google is interested in you.