When everyone jumped on the Google+ bandwagon over the last 24 hours, just before realizing that Google+ is a rather boring network without all your nephews and their three cousins absent from the select Club by Yourself, one of the first things users liked were Google Circles. As Paul Farol correctly pointed out in his First Look at Google+, Facebook already has a similar feature and it’s called Facebook Lists.
The main issue with Facebook Lists is that they are horrible to create and maintain, except for OC list users like me. There’s no hiding the truth, it is a burden to create and manage list (Bonus: the same applies to Twitter). With the smooth Circles UI of Google+ the game seems to change though and it didn’t take long before the same functionality came to Facebook. Albeit via a ‘hack’, or a third party application. [Read more…]