Internet Friends

20: One Fewer God

January 9th, 2019  •  50 mins 25 secs  •  Download (23.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Jon has completed his second-annual New Year shutdown of an account with a massive tech company. Last year, he deactivated Facebook. This year, he has deleted all his Google accounts. Why? Why not? Behemoth tech companies are like jealous, demanding Gods in our lives. When it’s possible to stop using one, isn’t there some freedom in that? And that’s leaving aside the political aspect of rejecting companies that track us and invade our privacy. Drew hadn’t considered dropping Google before, but Jon’s alternatives sound interesting enough that Drew is intrigued.