Check this out… a pretty huge step for Facebook.  It is going to change the way Facebook works:

Today we are excited to announce an important step toward greater openness through Facebook Platform. For the first time, we’re opening the core Facebook product experience — the stream — with the new Facebook Open Stream API.

The home page design centralizes the stream of information that tells you what’s going on right now in the world around you. With the Facebook Open Stream API users will be able to use applications to read and interact with their stream. As a Facebook developer you’ll also be able to access the posts you’ve published into the stream and display them in your application, whether it’s on a mobile device, Web site or desktop.