Ah, I see.  I was misled by the Twitter.com website.

If go to Twitter.com and select "Direct Messages" on the right, you
are taken to a screen with a dropdown list for selecting the
recipient.  That dropdown does -not- have all of my followers in it.

But, I see that if I browse to the profile of one of my followers, I
can send them a direct message from there.

Thanks, Abraham!

Followup: Twitter Devs, what's the rationale for not showing all
potential recipients in the dropdown?

On Jul 31, 9:12 am, Abraham Williams <4bra...@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is incorrect.
> Account A can send DMs to any accounts that are following account A. Account
> A does not having to be following the accounts receiving the DMs.
> Abraham
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 07:25, Duane Roelands <duane.roela...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > If I understand correctly, in order to send a direct message to
> > another user, we must be "mutual followers"; he must be following me
> > and I must be following him.
> > Now, I could call friends/ids and then followers/ids and use the
> > intersection of those two calls.  That seems like an awful lot of data
> > to pull down to get to a much smaller subset.
> > Is there a more direct way, perhaps a method call I have overlooked?
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