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Cameron Kaiser wrote:
>> have you considered adding a mechanism for sending a sort of "direct
>> message" to a list?
>>
>> This would allow users to send targeted tweets to a list (provided the
>> user is a member of the list).

> Not wild about this, because people don't subscribe to lists,

Well, they do, however that is somewhat beside the point here.

> I'd hate to receive DMs from someone who added me to
> @spammer/spammy_spam, for example;

I propose no such thing. Maybe I was a bit unclear.

> Unless what you're asking is to send DMs to people who *follow* that list?

No. Let's drop the "direct message" name, and call it "directed tweet"
instead, not to confuse concepts.

What I mean is that a tweet directed to a list (by a member of that
list) will show up
(a) in the tweet timeline of that list,
(b) and hence also in the friends_timeline of the followers of the list,
(c) but NOT in the user_timeline of the poster.

It differs from a regular tweet in point (c) only.

It is a mechanism to narrow the audience, not widen it, so there is no
spamming opportunity.

Cheers,

Marcus
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