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Six seconds of pleasure: Vine’s porn problem

Six seconds of pleasure: Vine’s porn problem

 

Twitter's new video clip sharing service, Vine, is already prompting controversy with a proliferation of pornography, potentially putting the new social network at risk from more prurient app store masters. Launched last week as a way to easily create and share brief, looping video clips, Vine has unsurprisingly been quickly adopted by users distributing snippets of sex, either DIY or pieced together from commercial releases.

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SlashGear 101: What is Vine, and what does it do?

SlashGear 101: What is Vine, and what does it do?

Right this very moment you're probably seeing a few Vine videos popping up on your Twitter feed wondering what on earth these tiny videos are taking hold when previous (rather similar) apps and services have done it so many different ways before. There are several reasons why this service is catching the public's taps at a furious rate, the first of them being the fact that Twitter acquired the company and decided to tell their entire userbase to go ahead and make Vine videos as much as possible, right away! The second is the iTunes App Store choosing Vine as an Editor's Choice download just yesterday.

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Facebook’s Vine Whine

Facebook’s Vine Whine

Twitter's new Vine social video service, a "video Instagram" of sorts for sharing six second blasts of video content, has fallen afoul of Facebook, with users blocked from raiding their Facebook friends for new contacts. Vine, which launched as a free iOS app yesterday, attempts to kickstart the sharing process by pulling in other users from Twitter and Facebook accounts; however, shortly after the app went live, those trying to import contacts from Facebook were faced with a message that the functionality had been disabled.

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Vine app Review: video Tweets unleashed!

Vine app Review: video Tweets unleashed!

It's time to get real with Vine, Twitter's newest and perhaps most bold introduction of a service since their inception as a mobile-friendly service. Here with Vine you're invited to create 6-second videos that you construct instantly of one single shot or a series of shots by pressing the center of your smart device's display. The results are posted to Twitter (and Facebook, if you like) as well as on Vine's own server, these videos then able to be viewed near-instantly by your connected associates.

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Levine: BioShock Infinite won’t have a multiplayer mode

Levine: BioShock Infinite won’t have a multiplayer mode

These days, it seems like publishers are all about multiplayer. They're sticking multiplayer in where it doesn't belong (we're looking at you, Dead Space and God of War) simply because they think a game won't sell as well without it. It's been a major sticking point for a lot of gamers who don't want to see single player modes become less important, but thankfully, not all publishers and developers have been bitten by the multiplayer bug.

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Google’s Photovine iOS App Launches [Hands-On]

Google’s Photovine iOS App Launches [Hands-On]

Google has officially launched its photo-sharing iPhone app called Photovine, which they first revealed back in July. The app lets you share images based on themes or in this case, "Vines." It aims to integrate more social elements to encourage photo sharing and create "a fun way to learn more about your friends, meet new people, and share your world like never before." So, how is it different, better, or worse than other photo-sharing apps? Well, let's take a closer look.

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Microsoft Vine: “It’s time to get into the bunker”

Microsoft Vine: “It’s time to get into the bunker”

Microsoft have launched a new service which aims to keep groups of friends and family updated and located during periods of crisis.  Eighteen months in development, Microsoft Vine is a system that integrates local news with status updates from Facebook, presented in a desktop client, by text message or by email.  The concept is that local emergencies can be quickly spotted and then group-wide alerts sent out, with users "checking in" to report that they're safe.

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Frequency brings social-curated video to Amazon Fire TV

Frequency brings social-curated video to Amazon Fire TV

Frequency has announced support for the Fire TV, Amazon's new streaming dongle, bringing socially-curated movies and TV to the set-top box. Already supported on iPhone and iPad, as well as certain Samsung smart TVs and other platforms, Frequency pulls in content from AP, National Geographic Wild, and thousands of other online sources into individualized "channels".

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Qplay auto-curates internet video from TiVo founders

Qplay auto-curates internet video from TiVo founders

Qplay, the streaming video box designed by the creators of TiVo, has officially launched, packaging together new and popular online content for what's billed as plug-and-play entertainment. The compact Qplay TV Adapter, smaller than a deck of cards, plugs in via HDMI and the viewer then uses a companion iPad app to customize their preferences and interests, with curated playlists - dubbed "Qs" by the company - being generated accordingly.

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