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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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Vine arrives: 6s video sharing for Twitter and Facebook

Vine arrives: 6s video sharing for Twitter and Facebook

Twitter has launched Vine, a video sharing service that echoes the brevity of the 140-character limit by only allowing users to share up to six seconds of looping footage. Vine, launching initially on iPhone and iPod touch, is a free download, and is the result of an acquisition by Twitter of the Vine team. Basically, think adding movement and audio to your usual tweet brevity, for those times when actions speak louder than words.

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