Facebook brings me 12 times more visits than Twitter

Last night I saw this on my blog and other pages where I have Google Analytics installed to be let down by the amount of visitors that come from links seeded in Twitter feeds. The graphics above represent the amount of visits sent to my blog during the last 12 months from Facebook.com and Twitter.com.

What’s surprising is that I consider myself a Twitter addict (15,647 updates, 1500+ followers) and I hardly post updates on Facebook, however I’m getting 12 times more visits a year from Facebook. This has me thinking about how I should market my products and services on the social web.

Today, a reaffirming headline comes from the folks at Mashable “Facebook Now Commands 41% of Social Media Traffic”. Their numbers make sense against mine, Twitter only commands 8% of the Social Media Traffic.

I’m a heavy twitter user, I’m not spamming everyone, I try to tweet to be re-tweeted when it comes to links. I will only mention my products or services when I’m really proud of something or when I think something truly deserves to be shared because it’s cool.

However I think what’s obviously happenning when you look at Twitter vs Facebook is the following: In Twitter Nobody Is Listening, Everybody is Talking. In Facebook (at least someone like me) I have a circle of people that I actually know in real life, and they do care about what I say. I’ve a real life reputation and life track record in front of my peers, family and friends, and If I say something, they know I’m not spamming them, so they’re more likely to click, and recommend what I say.

The other thing that’s happening I think is that Twitter is still a small niche compared to Facebook. That 40% of the Social Media traffic means your mom and dad are on Facebook, and if they’re on Twitter they probably signed up and never used it again, they care more about their Facebook daily Gossip Dose or FarmVille addiction, which will eventually lead them to your wall, and to your links.

However, Twitter does prove to have a lot of mention to my products and services everyday (search.twitter.com), sometimes many times a day your brand could be mentioned, the question is, is anybody listening? is this bringing direct traffic that can’t be tracked? I’d like to pick your brains on the subject, I invite you to run the same reports on your Google Analytics, tell us what you find.

Android: Making a TextView Scrollable

I needed a TextView to take the rest of the screen realstate. This TextView would behave as a logging component.
I tried using android:singleLine=”false” but that didn’t cut it.

What I did:
Add a ScrollView (with android:fillViewport=”true” and android:layout_weight=”1″), then add a LinearLayout (yup…), and then add the TextView to fill all of that up (android:layout_weight=”1″ too)

Here’s the only thing that worked for me:
[code lang=”xml”]
<ScrollView android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_weight="1" android:fillViewport="true">
<LinearLayout android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="fill_parent">
<TextView android:text="@+id/TextView01"

Then on your Activity, do this:
_logTextView = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.logTextView);

//and here comes the magic

Section 3.1.1 of the iBook Store Publisher Agreement

“3.3.1 — Books may only be written in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use any other non Apple word processing software. Books must be originally written in Apple iWork or Apple TextEdit (e.g., Books written ORIGINALLY in Microsoft Word, Wordperfect, Notepad, or in Paper Type Writers will be rejected). Books may only be read using the iPad iBook reader”

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Programming Languages Popularity by the number of Tagged Questions at StackOverflow.com

Caught a Bug - by Gubatron

1. C# 73,833
2. Java 43,006
3. PHP 35,371
4. Javascript 31,244
5. C++ 27,340
6. Python 22,070
7. Objective-C 10,350
8. Ruby 8,773
9. VB.net 7,778
10. ActionScript (Flash) 5,230
11. Perl 4,496

What do these numbers mean to you? Languages on the rise of popularity among programmers, or lack of good documentation?

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Quick Motorola Cliq Review – AT&T

Here is AT&T’s/Motorola Cliq downloading "Bebbled", a free game from the Android Marketplace.

The one think I like about this phone is the keyboard, however It’s very annoying that when it’s closed the touchscreen side doesn’t have the Search button that the Droid and the Nexus have.

So, everytime you want to perform a search, you’re forced to do so with the keyboard, the search button is only to be found in it.

The way that it opens is not good for people with clumsy hands, this phone can end in the floor a lot if that’s your case.

The phone has been a bit buggy, sometimes it won’t receive or make calls and it has to be fully turned off (battery out and every thing)

It’s an OK entry android phone for the average user, If you’re looking for speed and a physical keyboard get the Droid, it’s far superior. If you don’t care about the keyboard, get a Nexus One.