Twitter’s Micro-Video Service Immediately Blasted With Porn!

by RICK RODAY on January 29, 2013

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I think twitter is wonderful. In an era of sensory overload and microscopic attention spans, being able to stalk thousands of people at once is a godsend. Twitter’s 140 character limit has forced those who have succeeded on it to become masters of brevity, communicating their thoughts in as a concise and compact way as possible. When Twitter announced their new Vine service, a micro-video application that allows users to share 6 second videos in a continuous loop, a whole new avenue was open to its users. That avenue was quickly filled with porn.

Much to everyone’s surprise, that porn even ended up on the app’s main page. Apparently an editor accidently selected an amateur porn vid, tagged with #dildoplay, to appear on Vine’s “Editor’s Picks” list. This resulted in Vine users discovering the raunchy content right on the app’s home screen.

This was made even more interesting considering the fact that at the moment Vine is only available on iOS, and Apple is notoriously strict about porn appearing on their products. Clicking on a hot new app and finding a video of someone stuffing a rubber dick in their crevasses is exactly the kind of thing they try to avoid.

Vine has no intention of removing adult content; they will simply filter videos with inappropriate hashtags. I think this is awesome because as someone who has spent time on the internet’s various seedy underbellies, I know how big porn gif collections can get. Taking the best 6 seconds of a given porn clip and watching them in a continuous loop is exactly the kind of thing a lot of people are into. Now for us Android users to wait for our seat at the table!

Via salon.com

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