Posted February 19, 2009 9:41 am by with 7 comments

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It’s been more than four months since Twitter co-founder Biz Stone revealed new features that would soon come to the micro-blogging service. Today we learn that Twitter is ready to start–or "commencing to begin" as one of my in-laws likes to say–adding "search" front and center on a users’ homepage.

…we’ve placed Search and Trends into the signed-in home pages of a limited set of accounts to get a better sense of how it works for folks before we release the feature completely into the wild. Most people will not see this test, just a small, random subset.

Here’s how it looks:

What I find puzzling is how Twitter approaches the roll-out of new features–there’s just no method to its madness. There are so many great features, that users practically beg for, but we’re often left with either a feast, or in this case, a famine.

Anyway, have you see the new search box yet? Any other features you’re desperate for Twitter to add?