Facebook launched new features that package up various "happenings from your social circles" and stream them straight to your homepage. Founder Mark Zuckerberg tells users to "calm down" because, "This is information people used to dig for on a daily basis, nicely reorganized and summarized so people can learn about the people they care about."
But Mark, the Facebook community formed around the fact that people had to go digging for these bits of info. Just because you can progamatically make it easier to get this info, doesn't mean you should. Maybe let folks try an open beta for a couple weeks first. Valleywag demonstrates how these new features can cross the line into the creepy zone—for some people.
Update#1: danah boyd says it with more authority: "The problem is that sometimes people don't want information to be easier to access."
Update#2: Cameron Marlow has a similar take: "The system has now made peoples actions too transparent, in a way that would limit their ability to express themselves without fear of their privacy being breached. "
Update #3: Facebook founder apologizes and works to fix mistake: "We really messed this one up."