Twitter introduces one weird trick to make you hate it just a tiny bit more

Twitter has for years tested a feature that would allow anyone to opt in to receive direct messages from other users on its platform, even if the accounts weren’t following each other as per earlier requirements. This setting was rolled out more broadly to a portion of Twitter’s user base in 2013, but never became an option for the general public. That changes today, says Twitter, which announced this morning that anyone on its network can now opt to accept direct messages from any other Twitter user.

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Checks to make sure he is indeed opted out.

From a “we care about you” business perspective, opting into “24/7 DM from everybody” might make sense, but from the consumer side, I don't see how I can possible tell @BurgerKing how truly f*cking terrible their egg and cheese biscuit was in 140 characters or less.