From browse to search – and back

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browse (Photo credit: Chris Blakeley)

A conversation over lunch at work today got me thinking more about “browse” vs. “search”. These are our two most used paradigms for navigating around the web, but they’re obviously quite different. Ultimately, I wanted to try and distill the differences down to something essential if possible. I think it’s¬†curiosity. On the desktop web, when you’re curious, you browse; when you’re focused you search. Read More