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Twitter Testing DMs From Any Follower

   
4:59 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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According to many reports, twitter is testing and rolling out the ability to receive direct messages from any follower.

The possibilities for spam is a scary thought, and if not done with due care an attention, it could drive people away from the service, imho.
7:25 pm on Oct 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Now, it seem, twitter has taken steps over DMs, surprise, surprise, with spam.

Well, it turns out that the technical issue may have been referring to the handling of Direct Message spam, not with the sending of URLs. Specifically, we’re hearing from sources inside the company that a wave of hacked accounts a few weeks ago has led to a massive rise in DM spam, where links are sent to users in the hopes that they will click and enter personal information to be collected by scammers.DM Spam on Twitter [techcrunch.com]
 

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