A report from CNet touches up on how Vine, a short-video sharing app operated by Twitter, recently lost is “Editors’ Choice” title in App Store, amidst reports of the service’s capabilities of propagating pornographic content.
Only recently launched, Vine essentially allows its users to share short six second long videos, essentially making it the video format version of Instagram. The app and service was quite well received when it first rolled out some two weeks ago. Roughly a week after, pornography concerns had somewhat changed the original appeal which the video boasted to its users.
A Twitter representative, regarding Vine’s current “issue”, is quoted to say: “A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor’s Picks, and upon realizing this mistake we removed the video immediately,”
“We apologize to our users for the error.”
As not safe for work or NSFW content have somewhat become more and more prevalent online, it is difficult to say just how long Vine will remain in App Store, given the strict stipulations Apple has when it comes to nudity and adult content.
Though quickly quelled by Twitter, the situation does somewhat bring up what had happened to 500px – whose story we talked about a few weeks back – and could potentially bring Vine to where 500px is now.
What say you Apple user?
If Vine does get taken down from Apple’s App Store, do you think Apple is overreacting? Should it actually take it down or let Twitter iron out its kinks?
Let us know what you think.