bhartzer - 2:31 pm on Apr 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
On Twitter however, I find myself more like to be following/ and followed by more people who might be interested in the php post.
So, what you're saying is that the "Like" button should (or should not) be on a site based on the type of content? And you should only put a Facebook "Like" button on a site because it has a chance of going viral?
I see plenty of other popular tech blogs and sites that still have the Facebook "Like" button, as well as the Tweet button, and even a well-known tech site that typically gets at least XX or even #*$! Facebook "Likes". So I don't think it's a matter related to the topic necessarily.
Every site should test the the Tweet and Facebook "Like" button. If your users use them, then great--but if they don't, then pull it.
There is also potentially some value, though, in the Tweet button. Each button is an outgoing link to a unique URL on Twitter. So, there may be some additional value there.