I used go.com and infoseek.com before google came along. Now those sites default to Disney.
When google was young I promoted it's use. Over the years however it's become a huge political-social monster now, trying to impose the will of the few at the top of it on everyone else, sort of an Orson Welles concept of mind control in his book 1984.
I have a gmail "trash" account, and had their "Voice" system added for awhile, but dropped it for lack of use. I had Youtube account before it was part of Google, and was really pissed off when Google bought it, and also started consolidating it all into Google, while part of it remains nominally a separate entity.
ATT became the main communications network 100+ years ago, but we finally used anti-trust action to break it up. We need to do that again for Fios/internet connections, keeping them as a utility, but one that doesn't interfere with content, only supply the transmission lines, like ATT did in past. Separate the content and control providers from the actual internet hardware structure, and break apart some of these huge social networks, keep an eye on them to avoid "content collusion" and anti-competitive practices, such as Standard Oil did when buying out all competitors, till it was broken apart, having become too large, too monopolistic, where it's power was wielded exclusively by Rockefeller.
Today, the social networking powers are Facebook, Twitter, Google, and to some extent Youtube (owned by Google). That places a huge amount of control over 2nd Amendment protected content at risk of their CEO's personal whims, on who can "speak" and who will be effectively "blocked" from "equality in speech, protection of their speech". Just look at one small example, such as what happened to actor James Wood. What he tweeted is nothing compared to the absolute vile that pours out constantly on Twitter from the Liberal side. Speech Controllers, not having proper balance between opinions, not even handed "moderation" which is a joke to even use "moderate" in relation to what Twitter does in their "speech control" system.