This article at the Economist.Com supports the value of the user experience changes Facebook is bringing forward with their new home page; clearly having the ability to filter your relationships by lists will allow all of us to closely follow and interact with those that are in our “core networks” while at the same time allowing us to follow the “broadcast” of those that are outside that core network and keep those casual contacts in place.
However I believe this is only ½ of the solution; what about the other way around? Where is the capability for me to selectively share with a subset of those among my Facebook friends a certain piece of information? Do I want to inform only my family and high school friends I am visiting Mexico soon? Do I want to let only my professional friends know I have published a new blog post related to the interests we share? I look forward to the time Facebook and other Social Networks enable this.
What do you think?