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Twitter Looking Internally to Add Groups Functionality?

Today, on the Twitter developer’s mailing list, in response to the question:

“it would be cool to have Twitter groups so you could @group and d group”

It was answered by one of Twitter’s Engineers:

” This is on our radar, and third party developers have already done
several different implementations of this feature.”

This is on our Radar… Does this mean Twitter is looking to add group functionality in the future?  I have heard rumors, but never a confirmation like this.  This also brings to mind the question of what about other developers writing apps to provide this functionality?  Should Twitter leave this functionality out, and instead allow developers to create their own solutions?