It鈥檚 not news that the Internet can be a very creepy place. From location tracking to mining for data, the websites we use know an awful lot about us 鈥 which can be a very cool and very helpful thing or absolutely terrifying, depending on your perspective.聽Facebook, for example, just rolled out three new updates that 鈥斅燼lthough INCREDIBLY helpful for our social networking 鈥斅燼lso kind of make us shiver.

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1. Friend Recs Based Off People You鈥檝e Crossed Paths With:聽The first is an understanding of how, exactly, that 鈥淧eople You May Know鈥 feature works. According to a Facebook spokesperson, the network recommends friends based on a combination of many different features including, but not limited to:聽mutual friends, work and education, networks, contacts and鈥 location. Translation: Facebook is using location tracking as part of its formula for finding you friends. But it鈥檚 not just based on location alone. If you go somewhere often and have mutual friends or are in any of the same Facebook groups, the network will recommend friends. So that person in the same office building or the gym or even your neighbor could find their cyber way to you.

2. Suggesting Weekend Plans:聽But say you aren鈥檛 exactly sure where you should head out this weekend in order to meet new people that聽could聽start showing up in 鈥淧eople You May Know.鈥 Facebook鈥檚 got that covered. The team just announced the launch of Featured Events. For Facebook users in 10 different American cities 鈥斅燘oston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC 鈥斅爉aking plans got way easier. A team of Facebook employees hand-selects the best events in the cities and will recommend them at the top of the events tab for 鈥渢onight鈥 and 鈥渢his weekend.鈥 The selection will cull from the best in art, food, live music, fitness, entertainment and sports.

3. Creating Slideshows from Your Camera Roll. Automatically:聽And then after you鈥檝e found what to do and made new friends, Facebook will make it easy to share your memories. If you鈥檝e taken more than five pictures in the past 24 hours 鈥 which of course Facebook knows 鈥 the network will ask if you would like to make a slideshow.聽You鈥檒l be given the option to choose a theme for your pictures and videos and be able to set them to music. Facebook will continue adding music and themes as time goes on.

You have a choice: Embrace technology as it comes into our lives or you can drop off the grid forever. Just know that we鈥檒l know whatever you decide to do. Kidding! Maybe! Who knows?

Are you creeped out by the聽new Facebook updates or do you love them? Let us know @BritandCo!