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Old 04-02-2011, 05:30 PM
Steven McPherson
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Default Imagewind RIP: Microsoft Removes Potentially Controversial App from Marketplace

"Microsoft has pulled pulled Imagewind from the Windows Phone Marketplace, an app that basically pulls random images en masse from the Twitter-stream, splaying them all over your touchscreen."

So it appears that Microsoft has taken one of the first steps that I have heard of since the release of the Windows Phone 7 platform and availability of the Marketplace to remove an already released app that they believe could be somewhat controversial.  The app, Imagewind, which takes random pictures from a "twitter-stream" and enables you to display them on your phone does so without a "filter" in Microsoft's opinion.   The filter that Microsoft has indicated it would like to see would filter out less than desirable or "seedy" images.  To me, this sounds like a really cool app, but could also make for some very uncomfortable situations when less than desirable images pop up on your screen.  I'm voting for a good call, however, this one I could also put into the "don't install it if you don't like it" category.  I'm neutral but not in favor censoring others creations.  

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Old 04-04-2011, 01:41 AM
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hopefully it will reappear with a Filter that defaults to "ON" but that you can also turn "OFF" - giving everyone the choice they deserve, without any unnecessary 'surprises'
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