Based on usage patterns and feedback, we've learned most people want to see when someone they follow replies to another person they follow—it's a good way to stay in the loop. However, receiving one-sided fragments via replies sent to folks you don't follow in your timeline is undesirable. Today's update removes this undesirable and confusing option.
Why would Twitter block one of the ways we use it to find new contacts?
Msg#: 3912639 posted 8:13 pm on May 13, 2009 (gmt 0)
Folks, a gentle reminder to keep this on topic and talk about the change in features. I've deleted some off-topic posts. If you'd like to critique twitter as a service, please start another thread. Thanks.
Msg#: 3912639 posted 2:06 pm on May 14, 2009 (gmt 0)
From later posts, it looks like this was only half the story - the other half was some kind of coding issue. I gather they've partway turned it back on, and are promising something even better for the future (of course we've all seen how that can go)