I wonder what the reduction is?- 1 min
The past few months have seen a reduction in my day to day dependency on Google (he says whilst typing on a Chromebook tethered to a Pixel phone). It’s not really been deliberate. Instead, it’s happened naturally and ad-hoc, with the exception of actively moving away from YouTube Music. Whilst none of these have been totally dropped, the switches so far include:
Chrome -> Firefox
Podcasts -> Audiobookshelf
Music -> Jellyfin / Symfonium
Nest Speakers -> Bluetooth Speakers (a lot of the time)
Google Search -> ChatGPT (for some things)
Google Maps -> Organic Maps
Web Stats -> No Web Stats
Online Ads / trackers -> Ad Blocker / PiHole
GCP -> Projects shut down
Google Docs -> Simplenote
Pixel Buds -> Bluetooth Headphones with ANC
Whilst the scale of personal data Google are harvesting is sure to still be astronomical, I do wonder what the above does to reduce the amount in quantifiable terms. Is it even a double digit percentage change?
Going one step further, what is the impact of individual changes on the amount ( or even shape ) of data?