Twitter launched a new version of its Vine independent application, aimed at smaller home.
Vine Kids will be released initially for Apple iPhone, and provide a list of popular videos of six seconds “hand-picked”. The application does not include videos where bad sounding words are heard, or may contain adult content.
“We have noticed that kid’s love Vine even tell their parents or siblings,” said one of the managers of Vine, Carolyn Penner, and the blog where the new version was announced.
“The idea came during a conversation in early January. One of my colleagues was talking about her two year old daughter loves Vine. He said he wished there were a standalone application with content appropriate for children,” said Penner.
The videos that we find in the children’s version include many clips of cats, dogs and many animated characters.
Kids Vine launch comes at a time of growing debate on the use of Smartphone and tablets by children. A new study by researchers from the School of Medicine, Boston University has raised new questions about whether the use of this technology by very young children can damage their social and emotional development as well as other skills.