On Reddit, a user recently posted a simple question: If Google were to shut down what would we do? I thought about it for a moment and upvoted the question. I have no idea how it will do, but it did get me thinking.
How reliant am I on Google?
My relationship with Google is a long one. I was one of the first people to use the adsense program, one of the first to use Gmail and definitely one of the first to pay them for a service. Along the way I’ve come to appreciate how awesome they are and also loathe how they operate.
Google isn’t known for their customer service nor do they really do a good job explaining their actions. This leads to a ton of issues such as locked out accounts, missing data, etc. Still, they are my go to provider online.