When is Twitter going to get groups?

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I would love to be able to send certain messages only to certain sets of people through some sort of grouping functionality.

Like when I go to a conference, I want to be able to send certain messages only to other twitter friends who are also at that conference. A lot of my friends get really annoyed with me when I'm constantly twittering about an event they're not lucky enough to attend.

Do you guys have any plans to implement this or any other sort of grouping functionality? Is there a timeframe for this? How long do I have to wait?!
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Lane Becker

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Groups is definitely at the top of our requested feature list. I've learned that it means slightly different things to different people.

Lane - can you talk a bit about what you expect? For example, in the scenario described, is it your expectation that you'd set up a group at twitter.com called "WebGeeks" and then when you were at the conference you'd prefix posts with "g WebGeeks At registration and thinking about getting a drink?"

Is the group just an organizational element for you or should other people be able to address the group as well?

Would you want those posts made to be strictly access-controlled so that no one else except those you permit can see them, or is it just that folks shouldn't see them unless they visit your profile page.

Thanks for helping me flesh out what folks want from this. We've obviously got a lot of ideas ourselves, but more details about what folks expect are helpeful.