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Declaring that “porn in six seconds is more than enough time for most people to enjoy themselves,” Pornhub offered to buy Vine after the video-sharing mobile app announced it was being discontinued.


But the offer, which also promised to "restore Vine to its NSFW glory," appears to be more of a joke bid than a real one.


A letter from Pornhub VP Corey Price to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was shared with CNET, which stated:"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."


Though CNET said that maybe Twitter would be willing to negotiate with Pornhub, the site also made this stronger argument: “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.”


Twitter announced Thursday that it would discontinue Vine, as it moves to cut 9 percent of its workforce worldwide to keep costs down after beating Wall Street quarterly earnings expectations.


The decision comes on the heels of a failed attempt to sell Twitter as it fights against stagnant user growth and mounting competition from other social media platforms.

In a post published jointly by Twitter and Vine to the blog platform Medium, the social media services said that the Vine website would stay live even after the mobile app is discontinued, giving users the chance to download and save any videos.

-Reuters contributed to this report