Browsing, refers to visiting a website without any prior aim or target. A user normally browse the internet, a notice the information he/she needs.
Surfing, refers to searching a particular information using search engines. A surfing is generally time consuming than browsing as user tends to serach and locate the required information over the web.
Following are the important differences between Browsing and Surfing.
|1||Done Using||Browsing is done using web browser.||Surfing is done using a search engine.|
|2||Target||Browsing is targeted on particular websites, as user knows where to look what is required.||Surfing is random and most popular/relevant searches shows the user the website he/she need to visit.|
|3||Speed||Browsing is faster and easy.||Surfing is slow and tough process.|
|4||Information Source||Using browsing, information is centered towards one topic.||In surfing, results are centered towards multiple topics|
|5||Definition||Browsing is process of reading with target.||A surfing is process of studying without explicit target.|
|6||Satisfaction level||A browsing is less satisfactory than surfing as surfing need lots of information sources to be visited.||A surfing is more satisfactory.|