Friend just announced she had her baby on facebook. Gave name, date, weight, hospital. Is that wise?

Depends on paranoia. Many folks are having more contact information available to the general public. Privacy and having control of personal information is a premium these days. Identity theft and issues on how to deter, detect and defend oneself is getting more difficult to fight. Taking more of a proactive approach & understanding the basic rights for identity victims-"a new baby" will important. Creepy folks exist.