Recently I have come to really hate the fact that my every move online is tracked and categorized and fed back to me in ad format. Doesn't seem to matter if it's from an email, facebook post, or anything, I always get it fed back to me (often times in less than 60 seconds).
What are good alternatives to google, gmail, facebook, and the like
So far, I'm thinking duckduckgo as a search engine (though I get ads from searches I make on there too). Slack as a workaround for facebook contacts (though at some point, I'd like my own website/forums). No real clue on email. I'm also debating just making a fake facebook account so I can continue to benefit from the groups (bands, hobbies, and etc.).
any help or ideas for reducing my online footprint would be great!