Quietly updated with the ongoing rollout of #NewTwitter, it now looks like trying to view the timeline of someone who has blocked you no longer works. Instead of a list of their tweets, you see a white lie from Twitter that says "Loading Tweets seems to be taking a while". In actuality, this means those tweets are not going to be showing up for you ever - at least until the other person unblocks you or you use a second account.
An Account Blocking Me on the Old Twitter Shows Tweets
An Account Blocking Me on the New Twitter Hides Tweets
According to Twitter's Help Center, blocked users can't:
- Add your account to Twitter lists
- Have their @mentions of you show in your @mentions area
- Follow your account
- See your avatar on their page or timeline
As for my good friend Alex Payne (@al3x) who blocked me more than 18 months ago, I don't remember exactly why, but his account is always reliable for me to test against and see how this blocking process has changed.