Twitter’s New Vine App
Twitter released Vine last week. It’s an app that lets you make short six-second video clips and share them with your friends and followers.
After hearing how awesome and addicting it was, I jumped on the bandwagon to see what all the commotion was about. I made an account and had a couple minutes of fun watching some short videos. Friends children being cute. Cute outfit selections. Snow accumulating.
I thought it would be fun to check out the new ones this morning with my 4 year old. I let her hold the phone so she could have the better view. Regret regret regret.
The very first video that appeared in my home feed as an “editor’s pick” looked like this…
And then was shown pornography.
That’s right, with 1 tap, children can view porn.
You can view porn.
Child molesters and sex maniacs can view porn.
Now, I understand that a lot of people will say, “It’s ok. I just won’t tap on those videos”. Do you realize what you just said?! Those very 2 first words… “It’s ok” But it’s not ok. Not at all ok. An editor decided that his or her love for porn was and is totally acceptable for us all to be subjected to. That’s not ok. The fact that there is even a way to view pornography on an app, is not ok. And as a Christian, it is completely not ok to be ok with an app that is ok with it!
I will be deleting my account. If they let me. I’ve emailed them several times already this morning and get an automated reply back. The only way to delete your account is to email them… and then wait, and wait, and wait for a response. Deleting the app from my phone is the only way to get a small sense of satisfaction but until my account is gone, I’m not happy. And until they make it impossible for pornography to be available, I will not support them.
Sorry Vine… there’s a reason apps like this don’t stick around for very long and lose respect and popularity.