I just had my Google profile deleted. I’m rather sad about that; I’ve been a fan of Google since I started to use computers in 1998. As a Linux user I was rather proud of supporting Google.
With Google plus, and their insistence on tieing all their services to a real name, I don’t want to support them anymore. I think it is evil to insist that everyone blogs and comment under their real name. A minority has the need of anonymity to protect themselves.
With the deletion I lost access to all Google services, so now I need replacements for a lot of things:
- gmail ̣- I already have email on aim, hotmail and yahoo.
- contacts – Gist – leo.laursen
- Google+ – Diaspora – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reader – tried Bloglovin but I’m not really in the target group
- Maps –
- Calendar –
- Youtube –
- Bookmarks – Delicious – leolaursen
Please comment with suggestions for alternatives.