With the introduction of the fantastic social platform "Miiverse" by Nintendo on their most recent gaming console, the WiiU, the landscape of console gaming has been changed for the better. However, with these changes have come growing pains. Nintendo's incredibly restrictive policy toward personal information on our own Miiverse profiles prevents us from putting social media contact information to make it easy for other like-minded gamers to find us outside of the service. When the service is accessed through a web browser, the posts made there can be shared through services like Facebook, Google Plus, or Twitter.
Being that Miiverse content can be shared through social media, but social media cannot be shared through Miiverse, a disparity is shown in Nintendo's policies. Since Nintendo is closely emulating social media sites like Twitter, their terms of service should reflect an openness for their users to share their social information, whether it's for promotional purposes, or just so their friends and followers can easily find them outside of Miiverse. Microsoft's and Sony's online policies allow their users to share such information, and for Nintendo to continue to grow Miiverse, it's important for them to listen to their fanbase and change their policies to more closely match those of their competitors and other social media services.