If you have a Facebook wall, consider using the Facebook Explorer gadget. It displays the statuses of all your friends, colleagues, and family. You can click on a post to view the post details where you can like it, make a comment, and view other comments.
You can also view an overview of your Facebook account; you can see how many Pokes, Messages, Friend Requests, Event Invites, and Group Invites you have. Of course, you can also change or clear your status message.