Social Media Missing detail leads to big controversy over Twitter change The social media company will allow users to accept direct messages from anyone, not just people they follow. It’s an optional feature, but initial reports left that part out. By Matt WilsonApril 21, 2015 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.