Circle Hack Brings Google+ Group Creation to Facebook
In Google+, to add a friend to a Circle, which is just a group of friends, you simply drag the friend into a Circle. That's a lot more user-friendly than Facebook's method, which involves going into your Friends, clicking on “Edit Friends,” then on “Create a List” and adding friends manually.
Well, what is it they say? "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Thus, we have Circle Hack, created by a bunch of Facebook engineers, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Peng Fan, Zahan Malkani, and Brian Rosenthal.
Once you have a Circle organized the way you want it, you simply click on the "Create List" link that appears in the center of your new circle to name it. That's it; you're done and the next time you open Facebook, you'll see the newly created list as an option in the "Friends" section and in your privacy settings, just as if you created the list the "normal" way.
There are some caveats. Circle Hack is great for adding and creating a Facebook list, but it can't be used to delete a list or remove a friend from a list by dragging them out of it. Still, it's a great first step, assuming Facebook wants to pursue it ... or more likely, something else that's similar, to avoid ticking off Google ... as a permanent change.