Twitter announced a new policy Thursday that prohibits sexually explicit content from being posted on its video-sharing app, Vine.
The microblogging service announced the update to its terms of service in a company blog post that said that the vast majority of its users would not be affected by the change.
"For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn't really change anything," the post reads. "For the rest: we don't have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it."
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So how did you feel about VW's "Wings" Super Bowl ad (video below)? You know, the one about its German engineers getting their wings -- real ones -- when a car hits 100,000 miles.
As I watched, attempting to avoid beer, wine and cranial discomfort, I mused: "Oh, look. All VW's German engineers are men."
I was saved from that troubling thought by William Shatner, who tweeted: "@Priceline spared no expense on their version of the @VW commercial! https://vine.co/v/Mz0mH5upxdZ."
Twitter-owned Vine has ported its loopy 6-second video service to the Web, letting users log in online to watch videos in their stream from their desktops for the first time. They can also "like," comment, revine, and share videos.
"This release is just a first step toward bringing you a richer, more enjoyable Web experience," Vine engineer Janessa Det wrote in a blog post.
Now almost a year old, Vine started its life as an iPhone-only application for shooting and sharing 6-second movies pieced together through bite-size clips. Since last January, the application has blossomed into … Read more
Twitter will soon allow Vine users to claim vanity URLs for their profile pages.
The land grab begins Friday at 9 a.m. PT for users with verified Twitter accounts, the social network announced in an e-mail to journalists Wednesday. All other users of the video-sharing service will be able to register for vanity Vine URLs on December 23.
"Like your Twitter profile, a vanity URL … Read more
Editors' note: The review of Vine for Windows Phone uses some of the content from the Vine for iOS app review. There are a few differences between the two versions, which are noted in this review.
Since its debut on iOS in January 2013, Twitter-owned video social network Vine has gained a dedicated group of fans who use it to create artistic and entertaining 6-second video clips. The app made the jump to Android in June 2013, and in November, finally emerged on Windows Phone.
The Android app was behind the iOS app in terms of features when it launched, … Read more
Less than 10 months after the Twitter-owned social video app made its debut in January 2013 (it showed up on Android in June), Vine officially comes to Windows Phone. The app showed up in the app store on Tuesday, following announcements on Vine's blog and the Windows Phone blog.
Twitter recently updated its Android and iPhone apps to include inline previews of Twitter photos and Vine videos. What this means is when using the official Twitter app on your smartphone you'll now see a preview of some media, instead of a simple link to said media.
For some this is a welcome change, making it easier to view a photo or Vine without having to tap a few extra times. Of course that's if you want to see more of the photo, or watch the Vine video.
With the new previews taking up space in your timeline … Read more
Twitter-owned Vine is giving its more than 40 million users the power to perfect their 6-second clips with two new camera tools.
The handy features, added Thursday to Vine for iPhone and Android, have funky names to denote their playful appeal. The first addition, called "Sessions," is a fancy descriptor for saved drafts, meaning that users can now save up to 10 video posts as they're creating them. The other add-on goes by the moniker "Time Travel" and lets people delete and reorganize clips while constructing videos.
"Vine was built for one purpose: to … Read more