If you enjoy using switching.social and would like to support the site, please consider buying "The Switching Social Handbook":

kobo.com/ebook/the-switching-s

It's short, but it's designed mainly to complement the website rather than duplicate it. It discusses the challenges to privacy and looks at the alternatives on offer.

It's a DRM-free ePub file, which should work on most major eBook readers.

(Let me know about any problems or feedback!)

@switchingsocial So... you can sign in to buy the book with Google, Facebook, or, for the privacy conscious, Walmart?

@nat

You don't need to sign in with any of those.

There should be an option to sign in with Rakuten Kobo (i.e. the bookshop itself).

I was going to go with a more indie site, but they all seemed to demand PayPal (which I don't have) with no alternatives. Kobo was the least-worst option.

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@nat

I'm sorry about the American version of Kobo, I didn't know they promoted big tech signins like that 😟

Kobo's login page outside the US has the Kobo login front and centre with other options less visible.

@switchingsocial Not sure what everyone else is smoking, but the US has the same exact login page

@Firegem

How weird... :blobsurprised:

Someone on Twitter said they got a Walmart page too, maybe it's just in particular states? Or maybe they've just stopped doing it?

Anyway, thanks for the info! :blobsmile:

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