Yesterday Vine bans Porn, Today VinePorn.com sells for $9,900 on Sedo

Last January someone registered the domain VinePorn.com, yesterday Vine banned porn on their service, today VinePorn.com sold for $9,900 on Sedo.

Vine posted:

A change to Vine content rules

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.

If you’re curious to know what types of content are okay or not okay to post, you can take a look at this article in our Help Center.

If you see a video that violates our updated policy, you can report it by tapping the button with three dots below the post and selecting “Report this post”. As always, you can contact us with your thoughts and feedback on this or anything else about Vine.

Then the world started talking about it, from CNN to ZDnet. ZD Net had a conversation with Twitter about the change.

From the article:

Twitter told ZDNet that prior to making Vine’s rule change it gave close consideration to adult content changes at other social sites — such as Tumblr — and aims to “strive for clarity” with users.

Twitter’s spokesperson explained that this consideration also meant Vine’s rule change would have a clear appeals process, reported accounts would not be put through an automated process — and will instead receive human review — and that reported accounts will not be immediately suspended.

We asked about the suspension and appeals process in light of widespread abuse of the “report content” function across many internet services such as Facebook. For instance, at Yahoo’s Flickr, an automated system has become a harasser’s delight, and users with years of artistic content and rule-abiding behavior routinely lose accounts with no recourse.

Instead, Twitter explained that accounts on Vine that were reported for adult content violation would go under review by teams that Twitter has been training specifically for consistency.

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