Hyellow! I don't know how many people will find that useful, but I would really do. Thing is that I like to be able to easily get in touch with quite a lot of people (contacts), but at the same time I want to be able to follow up closely with just a bunch of people (friends) as in say hi to them when they login or so. Adding everyone I might potentially need to contact at some point (as in maybe business contacts) on the friends list will cause a lot of spam on my system message (with logins, logouts), make the list itself really encumbered and hard to follow and generally make the task of picking real friends from such a list a nightmare. On the other hand, adding only people that are really friends and limit the size of the list to a reasonable number (which is what I try to do now) makes it impossible to see if casual contacts are on or not. So why not just keep current list as contacts list, and add an option to mark a certain contact as friend (not even need to be visible to that other party) and see just those in a separate list?