Date: Jan. 25, 2013

Blocked for: Competitive concerns and replicated functionality

Twitter’s new video-capture app has become the hottest thing out since Instragram. So it was only a matter of time before an attempt was made to try and stop its momentum. Facebook's way of doing so was by blocking Vine’s friend-finding option. The company cited its reason via its developer blog: ”Apps that are using Facebook to either replicate our functionality or bootstrap their growth in a way that creates little value for people on Facebook, such as not providing users an easy way to share back to Facebook.” Would someone mind telling us what replicated feature this is?