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Let's be honest: Kids are really easy to entertain. Give 'em something that makes noise and flashes some pretty colors and they're set. And that's pretty much what Vine does, ad infinitum. There's sounds, and sites and it loops forever or until the kid swipes down to the next clip. The only issue is, not everything on Vine is what you'd call "family friendly." Chances are you've got at least one foul-mouthed coworker that's always posting six-second barrages of profanity. So during a recent hack week, where employees work on pet projects, rather than focus on daily responsibilities, a few folks built Vine Kids.

Inside the app you (or more likely your child) will find looping clips of "adorable animated characters" that are selected by the Vine staff. Rather than infinitely scrolling, kids will swipe left or right to get to the next video and tapping the screen will make the characters emit "quirky sounds." Now it just remains to be seen how much demand there is for a curated, kid-friendly version of a social network for six-second video loops. Though, since other social networks don't bother even paying lip service to the youngest members of our society, it seems like Vine has the market cornered... no matter how small it is. Vine Kids is available on iOS right now, but whether or not it'll reach other platforms remains to be seen.

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