Microsoft assumes you probably haven't used an Internet Explorer browser since the mid-1990s, and the company's latest commercial for IE10 takes us all back to those awkward times with a montage of '90s nostalgia that includes slap bracelets, Oregon Trail, LA Gear Lights, and Tamogotchis. We're not sure how any of those items are supposed to lure us away from Firefox or Chrome, but check it out anyway.
We knew it was only a matter of time before a 6-second clip of hardcore porn made its way to the Twitter Vine, but we never expected it to come from Twitter itself--a nasty clip was featured for a short time on Vine's "Editor's Choice" pick list. Granted, it's not the first instance of adult content on the new social video service.
With Vine's TOS giving users creative freedom to access its service, an unfiltered stream of dirty hashtags is already building out on VineRoulette. Then again, who the hell wants to watch porn for only six seconds?… Read more
Following recent controversy over nudity found in Twitter's Vine service, Apple has recanted its promotion of the software in the App Store.
The software itself remains available, though it's unclear whether that will continue to be the case. Popular photo-sharing service 500px was recently removed by Apple from the App Store following issues over nudity, which is not allowed under Apple's App Store Guidelines.
An Apple spokesman declined to comment on the choice.
Less than a week old, Vine, Twitter's 6-second looping video mishmash tool, has inspired third-party application makers to remix public content in their own unique ways. Take VineRoulette, a full-screen, desktop visualization that continuously loads Vines published around the world.
VineRoulette, built by TweetBeam creator Yousef El-Dardiry over the weekend, provides people with a window to Vines of all kinds. Sit back and watch a panoply of unfiltered Vines as they trickle in or search for something specific like dogs to check out cute puppy vides one after the other.
Don't worry, VineRoulette, as the name would suggest, … Read more
A pornographic video briefly made Vine's "Editor Pick" list, further raising the question of whether the video-clip-sharing app has a porn problem.
The clip showed up this morning and was spotted by The Verge, before it was quickly taken down. A video featuring the "I love NY" logo is the current top editor's pick.
Vine, a Twitter app that allows people to share six-second looping video clips, launched last week with a lot of buzz. But just a few days after its launch, videos that would be deemed NSFW -- not safe for work -- began showing up on the app. … Read more
Less than a week after Twitter unveiled Vine, the video-sharing app apparently has developed a porn problem.
Released Thursday, the app for iPhone and iPod Touch lets anyone create and share six-second clips, but it also has become a popular venue for male genitalia and pornographic movies taped off TVs and laptops. As first pointed out last night by The New York Times' Nick Bilton, searches for #porn, #sex, and other associated tags brings up a handful of videos featuring male exhibitionism and other activity.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey calls Vine an all-new art form. Maybe he's right (though the six-second video clips created with Twitter's new app owe a debt to animated GIFs, home movies, YouTube, TV commercials, stop-motion animation, filmmaking in general, and other forms of visual storytelling). Regardless, it's true that Vine has suddenly thrust something new into the hands of a great mass of people, and made it supereasy for everyone to get into the act of saying something quickly with moving images (and then sharing what they've said with, perhaps, millions). And that's bound to lead to some exciting discoveries. … Read more
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I'll admit it, I misjudged Vine. Here's why.
One of the first things I read about Vine, Twitter's new stand-alone video app for iPhone and iPod Touch, was Jack Dorsey's gushing tweet about the service.
"Vine is the most exciting thing I've seen in a while," Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder (and also founder of Square), tweeted yesterday morning. "Not just because of the team, because it brings an entirely new art form to the world."
I … Read more
After taking heat for shutting off some apps' access to friend-finding data, Facebook says it's just protecting its assets.
The social network published a blog entry today, explaining that it's changed its policies to clarify this stance. Facebook didn't respond to press inquiries yesterday about why it had shut off access to its application programming interface, or API, for a number of apps. Access to the API allows developers to add features like Facebook logins and Facebook friend searches.
Facebook's director of platform partnerships and operations, Justin Osofsky, wrote in the blog that the company has … Read more