Tumblr Adds 17+ Rating To Its iOS App
From Fast Company
January 31, 2013 - 5:20am
Days after Twitter's video-sharing site Vine, was rapped for rolling out the rude stuff, another microblog is playing safe. Just days after Twitter's video-sharing site Vine got into hot water for putting six seconds of X-rated footage up as an Editor's Pick, Tumblr has added an R-rating to its iOS app. So, download version 3.2.4 of its app and you get a Blue window stating that "Tumblr contains age-restricted material," plus a box to click to confirm that you are over 17. Perhaps this is a preventative measure to ensure it stays on the right side of Apple, whose App Store nabobs wield whatever the cyber version of the black marker pen is with gay abandon--Steve Jobs claimed that the store offered "Freedom from porn" in an email to Gawker writer Ryan Tate. Perhaps it's one of those small gestures that acts as a semi-placator to parents, while acting as a metaphorical pair of red kn...
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