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Vine Porn Video 'DildoPlay' Lands In Editor's Pick Spot, Prompts Apology From Twitter (Awkward)

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Twitter boobed (ho ho!) somewhat spectacularly today when a pornographic video appeared in its "Editor's Pick" spot on new video service Vine.

The six-second clip - named "DildoPlay" materialised at the top of service users' homescreens - albeit plastered with a "sensitive content" warning.

Amid uproar, hilarity and some presumably very quick displays of appreciation, Twitter apologised for the gaffe, blaming "human error" for the promotion of the clip.

A statement from the company said: "A human error resulted in a video with adult content becoming one of the videos in Editor's Picks, and upon realising this mistake we removed the video immediately."

The hardcore clip has since been wiped from the top of users' Explore section (but it's still floating around should you wish to have a look, you mucky pups).

The BBC quotes fury from one 'Taylor Winkelmeyer' (no we're not convinced either) who apparently said: "I clicked on the link because I thought the warning was a joke.

"I am furious I had to see something like this. Someone please tell me how to get it off my feed."

Vine was launched just week as both a standalone app which is also integrated into Twitter.

It allows a maximum of six seconds of video including sound to be recorded at a time. You don't need a Twitter account to use Vine, but its makers said it is "quicker if you do".

The app is available for free now from the iOS App Store. To use the app you press your finger on the screen to record, and lift it to pause.

"We’re working now to bring it to other platforms, so stay tuned for that," the company said.

Dick Costolo, Twitter's chief executive, posted footage using the software through his @DickC account, showing him making steak tartar in a video that resembled gif animated footage.

Twitter's vice president of product Michael Sippey wrote on his blog: "Like tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (six seconds or less) inspires creativity."