someone must stop google
Posted 30 October 2011 - 06:42 AM
I return to some many innovative and marvelous websites that have been very useful to me and I see that annoying webpage informing me that the website has been acquired by Google.
what is happening with Google?
they acquire small innovative websites and they close them down or "improve them" by making them worse
someome must stop this
Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:08 AM
Welcome to capitalism 101. Corporations have to keep making more and more profit every year for their shareholders. They do so by diversifying their offerings (something Google really sucks at IMO), which is most easily done via acquisitions.
Big parts of adsense/adwords were bought (Applied Semantics, and many others like DoubleClick). They bought Urchin for web analytics. They bought several companies for maps. Youtube was purchased. Big parts of gmail from from aquisitions like Postini. Android (the OS) was bought from Android Inc. The list goes on and on and on. They even bought Motorola's phone division lately.
What do you mean, is happening? Nothing's changed. They've always been like this (e.g. buying DejaNews circa 2001)
Then I would suggest either outlawing corporations (worldwide), or coming up with a better economic system and convincing everybody to switch to it.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:49 PM
They will have to pry my web site and my server out of my cold dead hands.
Tyranny only survives when good people do nothing.
Spybot Search & Destroy is still a good tool against Double Click and many other malware titles.
It's still FREE and not under the control of Google.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:09 AM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:16 PM
I dont really understand what the problem is. The best thing you can do to stop Google is not use their services. Most of their services suck anyways. They've been doing so many dumb things that more and more people are throwing them in the metaphorical waste bin.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:22 AM
to prevent yourself accessing many google stuff,
try adding many google's https' certificates to "Untrusted Publisher List",
after being requested many times since IE4 era,
finally most recent brower implements this banned certificates features.
i'm already done this with most facebook's related sites, (i hate them)
if the sites is normal http , you can also use powerful/highly-customized proxomitron.
Due the nature of proxomitron apps, this method is not so user-friendly however.
thats the alternatives of what you can do,
if you doesn't have enough previllages to modify hosts file.
Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:49 PM
First thing you need to do is block google ad services. Meaning anything google that loads into your web browser, everytime you search. You can actually do this, threw regedit, or somewhere else. I forget how to.
The problem is to get people hooked off, google. So far google has two powers that I still use them for.
1. Google ability to cache webpages
2. Google doc, allows ease of viewing and converting to PDF
Then of course there is the gmail services.
Yahoo was perfect until they demolished geocities, and added a facebook type interface.