The number of data aggregation sites is exploding.
Companies provide free services to aggregate and sell social media data to marketers. This maybe a free business network, a ranking service, games and all kinds of services that look like fun, interesting, important – must haves…
Mixtent correctly states and let their users know that they may sell your data. Hence the most important action to become a Mixtent user is to complete your profile with your email address.
You can't opt-out
Right at the first paragraph Mixtent mentions to you: "As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving."
You my friend, get me in trouble!
I want to be very clear there is absolutely nothing wrong with this and nothing wrong or incorrect with companies like Mixtent, Branch-out and others. But what is really wrong is that "you my friend" introduces me to sites that capture all my data, sell it to marketers and then spam me. So please read the privacy note before you make any introductions to your friends – like me. You apologized twice – how many more you want to make? Sharing is great and you should not refrain from telling me about cool stuff – but please do read the privacy note.