I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.
When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.
@rugk Facebook to DuckDuckGo searches about its scandals, Twitter to Mastodon and YouTube to nothing currently. I’m open to suggestions to make it more functional.
@botherder Is there a list of services you're translating (might be nice to add to the addon page). Add deepl instead of google translate, maybe?
@botherder nice, I do this at the moment with LeechBlock where you can configure your own rules. Also nice to break old and bad habits.
@botherder Nice proof of concept :) we'd be happy to promote a version of this that *suggests* these services, or has fine-grained opt-in choices.
@botherder is there something like open street map that will also handle transit directions? That kind of keeps me locked into google maps.
I also notice openstreetmaps seems to have a lot more trouble resolving addresses from partial information.
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