Twitter decides to kill Vine, Pornhub offers to aquire to showcase 6 seconds of adult video

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Porn website Pornhub has asked Twitter not to sell video sharing platform Vine as it was ready to buy the entity to stream six seconds of porn video.

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Vine founder Rus Yusupov, took to Twitter to make desperate plea urging Twitter not to kill Vine.

Rus had left his company in 2015 after Twitter bought it for a reported $30 million in 2012.

Twitter had decided to part ways with Vine after the microblogging site complained of stagnation in growth.

Twitter, according to CNBC, in a blog post earlier this week that nothing was happening to the Vine app or website right away and the users would still be able to access and download the videos.

“What’s next? We’ll be working closely with creators to make sure your questions are answered and will work hard to do this the right way,” Twitter said.

Twitter introduced Vine in January 2013 as a way for users to share small snippets of video that were six seconds or less. The service was popular with members of the microblogging site and spawned several so-called “Vine stars,” attracting millions of followers.

Social media users reeled over the news and Vine quickly became the top-trending topic on Twitter in the U.S. with over 1.64 million tweets.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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