Vine, the video sharing platform of Twitter has now dealt with the increasing amount of porn movie clips / sexually explicit content from being uploaded to it’s portal with immediate effect. This can only be a good move from Vine which offers users the chance via it’s app, to upload mini video clips of seven seconds, as this will improve it’s appeal and make it more family friendly. Before, any content that was of explicit nature, came with a warning message of ‘Frequent or Intense Sexual Content or Nudity’ and required an acceptance to view.
All social media sites have their fair share of issues with spam or inappropriate content being posted, but most will state that this kind of content is banned and serious consequences occur if rules are not stuck to.
I know that many parents allow their children to access video sharing website to include the likes of YouTube and Vine so this will be a welcome change as from experience I know that at times the wrong video can be on show!
A recent comment that was left via Vine stated: “We introduced Vine to make it easier for people to find, watch, create and share videos right from their mobile phones. As we’ve watched the community and your creativity grow and evolve, we’ve found that there’s a very small percentage of videos that are not a good fit for our community. So we’re making an update to our Rules and Terms of Service to prohibit explicit sexual content.
For more than 99 percent of our users, this doesn’t really change anything. 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.”