As with all things, there will certainly be vectors for abuse. For
every bad use case, there are just as many or more positive use cases.
We'll certainly be thinking about many on both sides. Thanks for
pointing out some of the potential hazards.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Marcel,
>
> How would that be different from sending bulk DMs - something I have
> been advised in the past is not something that Twitter condones.
>
> Here's the scenario.
>
> MarketerMario has 2,000 followers. He creates four lists and adds 500
> of his followers to each list. Now he can send, with four simple
> clicks, his tweet whitening affiliate link to all his followers.
>
> Dewald
>
> On Nov 10, 2:19 pm, Marcel Molina <mar...@twitter.com> wrote:
>> That is indeed an interesting idea that we've been thinking about. The
>> rules around who can send and receive DMs would continue to be
>> enforced as normal, so for talking purposes, if you DMed a list, only
>> those who follow you would receive it.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Marcus Better <mar...@better.se> wrote:
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>> > Hi,
>>
>> > 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). It could be incredibly useful. For
>> > example tweets on a specific topic could be targeted to a selected
>> > interest group, without bothering your general followers.
>>
>> > Currently the only granularity provided is "whole world" (tweet) and
>> > "single recipient" (direct message), but this would allow new use cases,
>> > for example something similar to a mailing list.
>>
>> > Cheers,
>>
>> > Marcus
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>> Marcel Molina
>> Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/noradio
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