Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you know that Instagram (owned by Facebook) just released a video function on the app. While this has been in development for a while, it’s pretty clear that the main reason for the new feature is to compete with Twitter’s video app, Vine.

With the news of Instagram Video, a lot of people took to the internet saying that Vine is dead and there will be no point to it now that Instagram has created a similar product. But I disagree. While these two apps may appear to be the same concept at first, there are a lot of differences that I believe make them entirely different experiences.

Ok, so let’s take a look at some of the functions of each app. The biggest difference between the two would have to be the allowed recording time. Vine allows you to creat a 6 second video, while Instagram leaves time for up to 15 second recordings. So right off the bat it seems like Instagram would be better, right? Well not really, no. It’s a complete matter of preference. If you’re looking for just a regular recorded video, then yes, 15 seconds is better, and I would recommend Instagram. However, I think it’s important to look at Vine not like a normal video. It’s more of a GIF creator really. When you reach the end of a Vine video, it starts playing right back at the beginning, just like a GIF. So maybe it’s not as good for recording a specific event that’s happening, but it certainly has it’s benefits. Just as GIFs are sometimes better than watching entire videos online. But really, this whole time difference is symbolic of what Facebook and Twitter represent in their original forms. Facebook is a much lengthier and personal way of communicating, while Twitter is meant to be short and limited in the amount you can say.

Another reason I believe these two can not only exist together, but thrive, is the outlook of the companies backing them. Twitter has always held a stance of free speech and letting the users generate whatever content they like even if sometimes things are said or posted that probably shouldn’t be. This has definitely come in handy for people like porn stars. They’re able to post nude pictures, and now videos thanks to Vine, without fear of the post being taken down due to some sort of policy infringement. For example, take a look at this Vine from Kristina Rose.

Facebook, and Instagram by association, on the other hand have not had nearly as lenient of a policy when it comes to such matters. While it is certainly possible to find nudity on Facebook and Instagram, it is against their policy. I doubt you’re going to be seeing too much of the above on Instagram Video.

If there’s one thing you can be sure of when you’re on the Internet, it’s that there will always be nudity. You can find pretty much anything if you search enough. There are too many industries and markets for it to disappear. So I believe the fact that these two apps have differing policies when it comes to this topic may in fact help both of them. Instagram Video and Vine are still obviously competitors and will compete for a lot of the same users. But I do also believe that there is enough differentiating the two that they can both exist and be successful, just as Twitter and Facebook have each thrived over the past several years.

So that being said, which do you prefer? I’m a Vine man, myself.

Facebook Declares War on IsAnyoneUp.com

Facebook has “declared war” upon the semi-interesting blog, IsAnyoneUp.com, for breaching it’s TOS. Now, this statement sounds really effing boring when you’ve never been to IsAnyoneUp.com before. What this blog has become infamous for is posting nude mobile photos of people alongside a screen shot of their real Facebook profile. Something that becomes mildly more interesting when band members from groups such as Glassjaw and Panic at The Disco! are also included in their naked ranks. This is currently allowed with the profile owner’s consent, but aye there’s the rub. Many updates to IsAnyoneUp have come in via a more vengeful avenue, and complaints have rolled in from mortified ex-girlfriends who find their tits under their profile pic.

Hunter Moore, proprietor of IsAnyoneUp, was sent this cease-and-desist letter by Joseph Cutler in representation of Facebook.com. The letter specifically cites Moore’s violations of Facebook’s TOS in these areas:

IsAnyoneUp uses Facebook Profile pics- Publishing screenshots from Facebook that contain personally identifiable information
about Facebook users without first obtaining the users’ written consent to publish the
screenshots.

- Publishing screenshots of a Facebook user profile without first obtaining the written
consent of the creator of the profile.

- Collecting information from other Facebook users without obtaining their consent,
making it clear you (and not Facebook) are the one collecting their information, or
posting a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.

- Threatening, harassing or intimidating other Facebook users.

The keystone in this raunchy scheme, is Facebook cannot speed up due process. The Awl has reported that IsAnyoneUp.com was clearing $13,000 a month at the end of November this year. So, you can imagine how much he has already made off of his 2 year registration back in August of 2010. Anyone with a brain would squeeze out as much time our legal system has to offer before complying, and continue to make exponentially more money off of the buzz Facebook has graced upon them. Not to mention, IsAnyoneUp.com only relies on it’s tie to Facebook as a gimmick. Now that the site has gained worldwide popularity, it can continue to post as many user submitted nude photos as it wants without any aid from the Social Media monolith. Regardless of losing it’s ability to use Facebook sharing tools, web ranking and review sites, such as StumbleUpon and Reddit, will also continue to stream traffic straight to Hunter Moore’s T&A matinee.

In essence, we don’t think Hunter really gives a crap what Mark Zuckerberg thinks anymore. Does this sound similar to how Zuckerberg staved off the Winklevoss twins until Facebook was too big for them to battle? Whoops, too soon?

Facebook is hosting a sex toy application called Love Bunny. You can add the application to your folder and design your own Love Bunny. If you really, really like your design you can order it and have it delivered to your home. Don’t be fooled by the name, or the fact that this is happening on Facebook because the Love Bunny you’ll receive in the mail is something you’ll want to take to the bedroom.

The ears are designed for clitoral stimulations and the rest is well, up to you and your imagination. The Love Bunny fits in the palm of your hand and apparently the vibrating sensation is extremely quiet. Most users are college aged and being discreet is key when you have someone laying 5 feet from you.

Just a totally non-creepy face book application that allows you to design a cartoon creature and have turn it into a vibrator specially for you.

Get yours Here

Jenn Sterger is going to be the Jet’s Game Day Host and you know what- I think she’s perfect for the job.

Let me tell you a few things about Jenn Sterger- not only is she really fucking hot, but she’s from Florida State University and would attend every FSU Football home game and pretty much just shake her ass and titties the whole time, which is totally fine by me. I’m assuming she got bored of having all the attention to herself, so she found a sidekick- Chrystal, who happened to go to high school with me.

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Face book needs a new relationship status – Effin’ Disaster!

Face book needs a new relationship status – Effin’ Disaster!

Face book needs a new relationship status – Effin’ Disaster!

A young Saudi Arabian woman was murdered by her father for chatting on the social network site Facebook, it has emerged.

The unnamed woman from Riyadh was beaten and shot after she was discovered in the middle of an online conversation with a man, the al-Arabiya website reported.

The case was reported on a Saudi Arabian news site as an example of the “strife” the social networking site is causing in the Islamic nation.

Wow, her father must own stock in MySpace…

Source: Telegraph

A young Saudi Arabian woman was murdered by her father for chatting on the social network site Facebook, it has emerged.

The unnamed woman from Riyadh was beaten and shot after she was discovered in the middle of an online conversation with a man, the al-Arabiya website reported.

The case was reported on a Saudi Arabian news site as an example of the “strife” the social networking site is causing in the Islamic nation.

Wow, her father must own stock in MySpace…

Source: Telegraph