Realizing long ago that the Big Tech companies loom large and manipulatively in many (most) people’s lives, I began slowly moving myself over to sites that seem to value privacy more (feel free to comment if you know of better sites!).
I thought I would share with you some of the services that I moved over to. The only platform I haven’t found a decent alternative to for not only privacy but freedom of expression, is my blogging platform (I have found a possibility, but unsure of it yet).
One thing to keep in mind is that most of these offer starting for free and limited free storage, and if you want more, you pay for it. In other words, when you own it, you have more control. 😉
- Operating System – Linux
- Email – Protonmail
- Online Document Creation – Personal OnlyOffice
- Document Storage – Sync
- Visual Link Sharing/Saving – Pearltrees
- Diverse Social Media – MeWe , Flote , Gab
- Video Storage – Odysee
- Search – Mojeek and SwissCows (next would be Duckduckgo, but I find the search results limited much like Google)
- Browser – Brave
- Blogging Platform possibility – Substack
What are some of the sites that you use currently? I’d love to read your responses!!