With a tear in my eye, I’m waving goodbye to Google

I’ve tried before; looked at others but I am a creature of habit and, probably like most people, I don’t really like too much change.

It’s a ‘mistake’ that most software producers make, I think.

Of course, whilst ‘keeping it the same’ I guess one has to improve things. The things I liked about Google was a) it was regionally based (i.e. I could use google.co.uk) and b) any changes it made were not significant to the display and use that I saw.

So, I don’t want to do it but, I guess, the time has come.

The reason is the new privacy policy that Google are implementing. I have already set my ‘accounts’ so that web browsing history is not kept (this must be done before Thursday – you can’t change it after that) but I’ve read that they will still track your browsing until the end of March or something.

So, there’s only one way to ‘make sure’ and that is to NOT use it. Which is a shame. I know that others have said/written that Google is not that good but I’ve been loyal to it for years and it always seemed to give me what I wanted.

So, I’m trying a few new ones and we’ll see how it goes.

But, with a heavy heart and a tear in my eye, I’m waving goodbye to Google.