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.


@botherder So what does it redirect Facebook and Twitter links to?
And YouTube (it could use #invidious…)?

@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 As I said YouTube to invidio.us/. Thusthe Twitter and Facebook links really break the content, i.e. you cannot view them.

YouTube would be stil usable then.

Well… really depends on what you want to do. 🤔


@rugk I’m not familiar with this Invidious. I’ll look into it, thanks.

@botherder @rugk there's also PeerTube, which uses ActivityPub, although it isn't particularly easy to search for videos

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