Twitter pulls back on direct messages from non-followers

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Twitter Pulls Back On Direct Messages From Non-Followers

Well, that was fast. About a month after Twitter unveiled the ability to direct message someone who is not following youTime reports that the feature is now missing from the Settings section. My colleague Mathew Ingram told me that he noted the change a few days ago, and sent a message to Twitter about it — only to be redirected to the company’s blog post on experiments in September. So, it’s likely that the feature was an experiment that has now been put to bed , perhaps to the benefit of Twitter’s celebrity user base.

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If you guys could find out why twitter’s advanced search by location (try searching the term “muse” in say, pittsburgh or cleveland. . . zero matches when we used to get a dozen a day) that would awesome. It’s been down for three weeks.

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