Twitter’s Vine Changes App Store Rating to +17
3 months ago
The change is in response to complaints about pornography.
Even though the average user of Twitter is a 28-year-old female with an iPhone, adding some type of barrier for underage users is a smart move for Vine—the video sharing application. Vine, which was acquired by Twitter, had received complaints about pornographic content in the app. The company has since adjusted the age rating and added the ability to report users; before you could only report pieces of content.
Of course this doesn’t mean underage users won’t use the app but at least is adds another feature that acknowledges the apps potential to showcase a bit of nudity. From a PR standpoint, the change was wise. The app only prompts a pop-up that simply asks if a user is at least 17; but even so, it was important to address the hiccup as it was too close to the launch. (ABC News)