You might have heard of Twitter Vine before, and if you haven’t, let us bring you the low down in a nutshell. Basically, Twitter’s Vine functions as an app which enables you to create (and of course, share – after all, that is what modern day social networking is all about, isn’t it?) six-second videos. Launched at the end of last week, thousands of folks on Twitter began to tweet short videos in no time at all, and it goes without saying that such an app could achieve a high adoption rate due to the hardware that we carry around these days. Even the most basic featurephone would in all probability come with a camera of sorts, what more a full-fledged smartphone.
Technology, being a double-edged sword, has reared its ugly head again by some of the short videos showing off more than they should. I’m referring to the naughty bits of folks being exhibited for all to see, in short, pornography. Vine claims that users are able to report such content, and the offending video (to certain quarters) will carry a warning message beforehand. Both Twitter and Vine claimed that they will only remove the video should it violate the guidelines laud out beforehand.
Just over the weekend after renaming its BlackBerry App World to the much simpler and bolder BlackBerry World, Research In Motion revealed plans of updating the pricing tier on its apps on the storefront. RIM says that it will first update the British Pound (GPB) and Euro (EUR) currencies, and that updates to other currencies will follow shortly. Citing the reason for the adjustment, RIM says that it wants to make sure that prices are in line with currency fluctuations and that its apps within BlackBerry World are competitive.
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