Twitter's new Vine video app was a huge hit when it first released a few of days ago. We even took it for a spin and liked it quite a bit. However, it's been experiencing a "porn problem" of sorts, and has now gotten a bad rap thanks to its more promiscuous users. As a result, it appears that Apple has removed Vine from its Editor's Choice category in the iTunes app store.
According to Business Insider, Vine had a featured spot in the iTunes App Store as late as this morning, so the change must have occurred just recently. It's unclear whether or not the app will get pulled, but it remains for now. Last week, popular photo-sharing app 500px was removed from the App Store over nude photos.
According to Apple's own developer guidelines, apps "that contain user generated content that is frequently pornographic" are not allowed in the iTunes App Store, so it may just be a matter of time before the app gets pulled for good, unless Twitter takes charge and enforces some guidelines against pornographic content.
However, it looks likes the social media service is, in fact, cracking down on inappropriate content. Certain hashtag searches within the Vine app, such as #porn, #sex, and other risque searches are blocked, but workarounds are easily accessible still, like #pornvine. Then again, it may only be a matter of time until the workarounds are blocked, so if you need to get your six seconds of pleasure, better now than later, folks.
[via Business Insider]