Within APAN's Telligent Groups you connect between other community members. Some of the ways that you can connect are through the following:
To become colleagues with another community member, send the user a colleague request from a hover-over his or her name.
To become friends with another community member, send the user a request from a hover-over on his/her username or from his/her user profile.
When you follow a community member, your goal is to get notifications of their activities, rather than messaging. You can follow a user from their user profile by clicking "Follow" on the hover-over of their avatar.
With this feature: