A few days ago after downloading the latest beta version of the FireFox web browser, I posted what I thought was an innocuous complaint on Twitter: The software assumes you will always have multiple web pages open. Even if you’re only reading one web page, the browser puts it in a tab, thus taking up valuable screen real estate.
Immediately I started getting replies: “how can you work with just one tab? I’ve got 37 open now!” “Does anyone not use tabs anymore?” Actually, it’s not that I never use tabs, it’s that sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. But perhaps I’m the only one.
But still, it got me to thinking — is there a certain type of person who uses a lot of tabs? Does it have to do with how busy you are? Or maybe some other factor is involved. This week’s Casual Fridays study seeks to find out. We’ll ask you about tabs, some other online habits, and a bit about yourself. Maybe we’ll find out who uses the most tabs, and why.
As usual, the survey is brief, with fewer than 20 questions. It should take just a 3-4 minutes to complete. You have until Thursday, December 18 to participate. There is no limit on the number of respondents. Then, don’t forget to come back next Friday for the results!