What a nice surprise! As a developer on the Facebook platform for more than a year, I get occational messages from Facebook about new features, such as the revolutionary Facebook Connect functionality that went live recently. I was pleasantly surprised to find a note from the Platform Team thanking all 600K+ developers!
We wanted to take a moment and thank you for all of your great work and amazing applications that have helped make Facebook Platform the largest and fastest-growing social platform over the past year and a half. As we end 2008 there are over 660,000 of you worldwide building applications that give users more powerful ways to share and connect, and collectively your applications have reached nearly 140 million people.
It’s a stark contrast to the total lack of developer love shown by MySpace. I hope Santa leaves some coal in their stockings. I have no doubt there will be many presents under the trees of the Facebook Platform Team.
I am so very pleased to be working with Facebook in their mission to bringing people closer together. Little notes like this remind me of Mark Zuckerberg’s presentation last July and how I came away feeling inspired. So, to Facebook, I’d like to say, “no, thank you!”