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Pornhub offers to buy Vine: 'Six seconds is more than enough'

The adult megasite offers to save the microvideo platform and restore it to its "NSFW glory."

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Vine will not be left to shrivel up and die on itself, not if Pornhub has anything to say about it.

Earlier on Thursday Twitter announced it was ending Vine's short run, and the adult site was quick to come to the rescue...maybe.

In a letter from Pornhub VP Corey Price to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that was shared with CNET, Price lays out the rationale:

"We figure since Twitter has dropped (Vine) and is having significant layoffs, that you and your stakeholders could benefit from a cash infusion from the sale of Vine. Not to mention we would be saving Vine gems like 'Damn Daniel,' 'Awkward Puppets' and many more."

Pornhub also promises to "restore Vine to Its NSFW glory," saying that clips "of porn in six seconds is more than enough time for most people to enjoy themselves."

Uh...yeah.

Unless pointing out a company's recent hardships in a letter and sharing it with a reporter is the latest Silicon Valley negotiating tactic, it seems pretty clear that the offer is a tongue-in-cheek jab at Twitter and its decision to shutter the video looping platform that has caused so much joy and often humiliation.

But who knows, maybe Twitter will be willing to deal with Pornhub. Let's just hope it doesn't lead to a rash of six-second naked prank vids; that might be the only thing worse than killing off Vine. But this guy, at least, would probably be happy about it:

Vine's savior is Pornhub? (CNET Update report)