On Twitter, when you try to send a direct message to someone using the web interface, by entering “d nobody My message” (where “nobody” is a username), and the person you are trying to reach doesn’t follow you, you get a nice error message:
The same is true when you use SMS or IM to interact with Twitter.
However, if you use a Twitter client, what happens?
On Twitterific, nothing. The message appears to be sent, nothing shows up your timeline, no error occurs.
Is this a limitation of the API, or of the application’s handling of it?
twhirl should display an error message informing you about it.
Maybe time to change? I sent the twitterific developers a note letting them know of the bug.
What does your twitter client do? Tell me in the comments, please.