MyLife and Wink: If You've Signed Up for a Social Network, They Will Find You
However, removing your details from MyLife might be a little more difficult than you thought. Thanks to the inclusion of Wink, MyLife features the ability to find pretty much anyone that has signed up to a social network.
This is done by providing a search tool that scans Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and several other social networking sites, which might well explain how your name might appear on the MyLife website.
Clearly the problem here is that MyLife is aggregating names from other services. While you might have signed up to LinkedIn, you probably didn’t expect to find your details on MyLife.
However, is there a real difference between this element of MyLife and, say, Google? After all, you can search Google and find your own personal pages at LinkedIn and Facebook in just a couple of moments (depending upon the privacy options of the latter). All that MyLife does - via the Wink people finder - is to collect multiple searches of these sites together.
Editor's Note: In an interview with Huffington Post dated 7/22/2013, Jeff Tinsley, the CEO of MyLife.com stated that they currently aggregate information from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL and Outlook, and that they were looking to add Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Google+.