"I will not use Google during October and will join a mailing list to discuss/build alternatives but only if 50 other addicts will do the same."
— Francis Irving
Deadline to sign up by: 30th September 2005
1 person signed up, 49 more were needed
I love Google, and they've made the web a better, cleaner, quicker place. But I'm also too dependent on one corporation, which has nice people running it now, but it won't forever. This pledge is to find alternatives.
The pledge is to stop using all Google services during the month of October. Not just the web search engine, but also Google maps, Froogle, Usenet search, GMail and so on. You can, however, continue to use other web sites which are supported by Google adverts (AdSense).