Vine (service)

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Vine is a mobile app by Twitter that hosts short video clips for sharing through the user's Twitter feed.[1] Clips have a maximum length of six seconds. It debuted on 24 January 2013[2] as a free iOS app on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Twitter is working on bringing the app to other platforms.[3]

Less than a week after its debut, pornographic video clips started appearing on the service. Pornography is not forbidden by Twitter's guidelines[4] One sexually explicit clip was featured as an "Editor's Pick" in the Vine app, which Twitter blamed on "human error".[5]


  1. ^ Price, Emily. "Hands On With Twitter's Social Video App, Vine". Mashable. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  2. ^ Crook, Jordan. "Twitter's 6-Second Video Sharing App, Vine, Goes Live In The App Store". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 26 January 2013.
  3. ^ Brett Molina (24 January 2013). "Twitter launches video sharing service Vine". USA Today. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ Musil, Steven (January 27, 2013). "Pornographic video clips already showing up on Twitter's Vine". CNET. CNET. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Twitter accidentally promotes porn clip". 3 News NZ. 29 January, 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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