Google dependency

Written by Mike

Topics: General, Google

My internet connection is not great in Bali. I think now my internet bill is higher than my monthly rent! Partly because I moved to a cheaper place and now paying to have it in our office.

From time to time, Google.com stops working. They seem to have some serious problems with their proxy. The thing is that I just realized how dependent I have become on the big G.

Bing works fine as an alternative search engine, but that is only one thing I use Google for. I use gmail for my mail, both personal and business. I also store quite a bit of stuff in my gmail account.

I have been using Google docs more and more, as it is great to have your documents available anywhere and is ideal for group collaboration. Adsense and analytics are also important services for my websites. I also started getting back into using the blogger service.

Fortunately, I still like Bloglines to read news and blogs, even though Google reader might be better. I don’t want to be 100 per cent dependent on Google, but it is becoming increasingly difficult.

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  1. John says:

    Yeah, I have become more and more dependent on Google as well. Since I don’t have Microsoft Office products on my machine, I leverage Google Docs. I have never heard of anyone having an issue getting to google.com.

  2. Mike says:

    Yeah, it’s just my cr*ppy internet connection in Bali.

  3. Lissie says:

    Not having gmail would kill me! Everything is there – I should think about backing up onto something else before I move eh? I don’t like google docs myself – I find it slow even on a good internet connection – try Openoffice as alternative to Word et al John -you’ll never go back.

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