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My Mii's popularity in Nintendo's mobile app, Miitomo, has been capped at level 20 weeks now. With my waning interest, I find myself visiting my Mii less often. It's OK though because I had some great fun with friends and acquaintances on there. I'll cherish their silliness forever, especially their TMI moments.


Miitomo, Nintendo's sophisticated new smartphone app, is a hybrid of free-to-play game and social network. By combining aspects of each, it becomes a disarming information gathering project. On its face, it makes a game of asking trivia questions about your friends and shares the answers with you. Under the surface, it uses the framing and rewards structure of a free-to-play game to encourage you to expose personal information to as many people as possible. I worry that Miitomo makes eroding your privacy into a game.