I tried that but it didn't seem to work at first. It's collapsed now at least. Now if it would just stop asking me over and over again to choose the circles I want to be able to see me online and chat with.
DO NOT INSTALL GOOGLE+FACEBOOK extension for Firefox or Chrome. It allegedly allows you to add your FB wall to Google+'s stream, but it's malware. It also apparently scans your email and appends a link to your signature line to spread itself to your friends.