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Vine Puts Age Restriction on App

Twitter trying to quell porn issues on its popular app


Twitter’s newest app, Vine — a service that allows users to share videos of only six second in length — has been a hit with mobile users, but suffers from a nagging issue: users quickly have taken to snapping and sharing salacious poses.

Or more succinctly, Vine has a porn problem.

To deal with this, Twitter has released a new version of Vine on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store that requires that users to confirm they are at least 17 years old.

Before this, Twitter made other efforts like trying to limit the use of certain hashtags like #porn. But naturally, that was an easy hurdle to clear. Of course, Vine’s age requirement — which appears to be a mindless consent form — might not do much to stem the tide, either.

For Twitter, this seems more about staying in the App Store and playing nice with Apple, which tends to be cranky about porn and has shut down highly popular adult-themed apps in the past.

Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPO Playbook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He is also the author of “How to Create the Next Facebook” and “High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and Traders.” Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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