My Favorite App Has Been Linked To Porn-A Soap Box Rant

Are you guys on Vine yet?

If you’re reading that sentence with a blank stare, let me fill you in. Vine is an app owned by Twitter that allows you to send short, 6 second videos to your Twitter and Facebook feeds. Creativity is a must!! So you know Vine has my name all over it!!

Not really. Just figuratively. 

Anyhoo, best bloggy pal, Laverne, introduced me to it Saturday in a series of Tweets. And since I installed the app, I haven’t been able to stop playing with it.

So naturally, I was saddened when I turned on the news this morning and saw that people are using Vine to make 6 second pornography

To that I say, REALLY??

There are a million zillion other things you could be filming, and you choose to film THAT??

If you’ve never used the app before, one of the things that makes it unique is that the videos loop, similar to an animated gif. With that new knowledge, and the word “porn” in your head, I’m pretty sure you now have a good idea of why this is a problem for my shiny new favorite app.

I guess I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t shot at least one pornographic video using Vine. But, it was FOOD porn, so I think that comes in under the radar as “safe viewing for children.”


I also used it to show Donnie Wahlberg that I’m digging the new single by the New Kids, called “Remix.”

 

I marked the grand occasion of finishing my novel with a Vine video, just seconds after typing the last sentence.


You can even use Vine to wish your friends Happy Birthday, just like I did for pal Ray this morning!

 

So to all the weirdos who are trying to tarnish my new favorite social media toy with their sexy escapades, I say STOPPIT! Don’t ruin the fun for the rest of us! Try shooting videos of dandelions blowing in the breeze, or your kids playing in the snow, or kittens sleeping in a puddle of sunshine! Because the rest of the world does not want to see your kibble-n-bits on a six second loop every time we log into Vine.

And I hope the rest of you won’t be scared off from downloading this app, because it really is terrific fun!! Come join me on Vine today! I promise I won’t record anything that will make you go blind.

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