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.

Just recently, we've been excited to bring you Facebook Connect - allowing you to integrate the tools and features of Facebook Platform on your websites, devices and desktop applications. In the next several months, we're looking forward to introducing additional improvements to help users more easily find your applications as well as launching the first sets of Verified Applications to users. If you haven't applied for verification yet, apply here.

Over the next year, we look forward to continued developments to improve Facebook Platform and help you reach and engage more users, and grow and sustain your business. We would love your feedback and input on what you think is most important - please take a few minutes and answer our survey here:

Facebook Developer Survey

From all of us at Facebook, we wish you and your families "Happy Holidays," and we look forward to making the web even more social with you in 2009!