Twitter pulls back on direct messages from non-followers

http://techland.time.com/2013/11/19/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 you,¬†Time¬†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.