Last year – maybe two back – I purged Facebook.
Yesterday, I started purging Google. My decade-old Gmail account now is associated with nothing significant. Google Search, bye-bye. The next step is Youtube and then I’m done.
Unfortunately, the next two logical candidates for purging – Amazon and Microsoft – are currently impossible. Their benefits still far outweigh the negatives, though if they screw up as bad as Facebook and Google have, I’ll find a way.