Daily Browsing Tab Count
We all have our daily things to check on the web, from blogs to forums, stats to e-mail, which got me wondering how many tabs does the average person (geek) have open on their first/main browse. For some, like me, that's the morning with a cup of tea/coffee. For others, it's part of an evening ritual after work.
Personally, my usual morning routine has me looking at about 14 tabs, consisting of:
- Twitter - Micro-blogging. Seeing what the new day brings for those I follow. I should add that this is usually followed up with a visit to HelloTxt for my mass update of Twitter, Jaiku, Meemi, Beemood and Pownce.
- Wordpress Stats - Visitor stats. Eventually I want to switch to Mint for this.
- Google Reader - RSS. Longer posts I middle click into a new tab in case I want to bookmark for later.
- Gmail - Email. Usually this determines if I have to check extra sites or not that morning. For example, Basecamp e-mails will have me going there.
- akamike - My own blog. I have feeds of the comments and posts in case something happens but I still like to check to make sure it's still up and running.
- .net Magazine - Forum. Web development talk.
- Boagworld - Forum. More web dev talk.
- UKCS - Forum and Stats. I play Counter-Strike: Source with these guys/gals.
- Gaming World - Forum. Gaming community.
- Feedburner - Subscriber stats. Most mornings the stats are being updated when I visit (i.e. showing 0), so I usually have to check back later.
- Facebook - Social Networking. Checking my news feed and to see if anything significant is happening with friends (if they haven't mentioned on Twitter).
- Campfire - Chat. Rolled Limited uses a number of 37signals products for our day to day communications and project/client management. This tab stays open all day.
- Last.fm - Music. Checking my recommendations for anything interesting while I think about what to listen to first.
- DeviantART - Art. Checking the updates (art, journals, comments) of those I watch.
This list has increased due to the forums, which I am trying to be more active on. All of these I'll go back and check several times a day, especially Twitter and Google Reader. Sometimes I add Digg, LinkedIn and Flickr to the mix, but not very often.
Gilbert Pellegrom mentioned on twitter that he uses Netvibes to check all his feeds, making it a one-stop-spot for his daily web needs.
So, I ask my readers: How many tabs (or windows) do you find yourself opening when you do your "main" daily browse? Are you like Gilbert and have everything feeding through a personal homepage? Answer in the comments or, better yet, make a post on your own blog with links to your dailies!