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[Mar. 17th, 2008|09:59 pm]
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It's really amazing how different browsing habits manifest themselves.

Some people will go to their regular sites with the help of google. Some people, even when they know the service they want, will take the long-winded approach to finding it each time - there's an administration webapp on UCD's site that's kinda obscure but very useful, and I tend to see people try to navigate to it in many and varied ways.

Me, if I'm going somewhere, I'll ask for an address first, or I'll go to google. My regular sites are just burnt into my brain, and into my URL history.

Then among the google-users, there are the mechanics of how they search. Do they type in google every time or do they use the search bar? What about wikipedia? I mean, most of my friends don't use IE, so chances are they're using a browser with that little google-search box up on the top-right. Yet a lot of them don't use it.

There's no real point to this, but it's just interesting to observe how people work.