It is commonly associating with the act of viewing web pages or websites online. Also known as browsing the web. Back to up
A term for browsing the Web using various links.
The coolest sport in the world.
a way of exploring the web by following one link to the next. From your starting point, you may surf far afield.
Moving around web pages.
accessing a number of different Web sites in succession
The act of navigating or browsing through Web pages on the Internet.
A popular metaphor used to describe a person exploring the World Wide Web.
The act of investigating information online by following links more or less at random. Many users of the Web find themselves spending time simply following one interesting link after another, never knowing quite where they will end up. It can be a useful research technique, and is usually quite entertaining, as well.
Following one link from one web page to another by clicking links.
Netspeak for exploring content, whether one is surfing through cable stations or surfing the Internet.
Slang for the process of moving around the Internet -or more specifically the World Wide Web.
(gerund) "To surf" the Web is to browse around, with or (usually) without a clear objective. "Surfing" the web suggests a shallow information-foraging behavior or a recreational experience.
This is visiting web sites and clicking on links within these. A kind of cyber journey (hmmmm).
Surfing means exploring the Web by following links to move from one page to another.
Viewing web pages on the Internet.
Scanning through lots of newsgroups, TV channels, web sites, etc.
is the process of visiting a number of Web sites in rapid succession.
The act of browsing the web, clinking on link-after-link, basically riding the wave of where your interest takes you.
Term used to describe browsing WWW sites.
Moving from one web page to another via the links on the pages.
Random or otherwise seemingly undirected browsing, as of the World Wide Web.
A productive activity or a big waste of time, depending on what sites you're visiting. Surfing is the slang for browsing the Internet. (ie what you're doing now)
The process of browsing or reading different sites on the Web. Someone who is browsing different Web sites is a surfer or Web surfer.
Looking for interesting things on the World Wide Web using search engines and hyperlinks.
Slang word for the process of moving around the web.
Searching the Internet for information. A program, called a search engine, is used to find the information you are looking for.
A slang term meaning the switching of a television station from channel to channel with a remote control. Or, surfing the web, meaning going from Internet site to Internet site.
Casual Internet exploration, first used in 1992.
In a computer context, wandering around the World Wide Web (which really annoys the guys with the boards and the big waves). Also called websurfing.
Slang term for the process of browsing the internet
Using a TV remote to click on one channel after another. Often called grazing. In Internet parlance, such activity is called "browsing," as the computer’s browser is used to surf the Internet, moving from one web site to another.
A term denoting the use of browsers to move through the World Wide Web.
(or browsing) A popular name for navigating the Web.
moving from site to site on the World Wide Web
Slang term for Internet use, conjuring up the (entirely accurate) picture of the user skipping from website to website until s/he ends up crashing into something. Teletype A now redundant technology for printing on paper, character by character. Interestingly, for reasons that must be deep in psychology, expensive computers that can display a whole page of complex graphics in microseconds are forced to emulate a teletype action for the purposes of displaying sports results.
When people talk about "surfing" the internet, it simply means looking at different websites and going from one site to another (a bit like channel-grazing on TV).
Browsing through the Worldwide Web, not searching for anything in particular.
Exploring the World Wide Web by following a series of links on web pages is known as 'surfing the net'.
Exploring the Internet. tablet (like drawing on paper) and the tablet transfers the information to the computer. The tablet responds to pressure—the firmer the pressure used to draw, the thicker the line appears.
This is the process going around the Internet looking at different sites and pages. You are doing it now.
A term used to describe the process of roaming from site to site through the Internet.
A favourite pastime for many Internet users! It means to move from place to place on the Internet searching for topics of interest. It's usually used to describe a rather undirected type of Web browsing where the user jumps from page to page, as opposed to specifically searching for specific information.
Browsing the World Wide Web; usually refers to people who are exploring. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) -- The networking language or set of protocols that bridges gaps among differing computers on the Internet. TCP/IP provides a seamless environment, a common language that joins PCs, MACs, Unix machines and others, allowing them to communicate via the myriad of Internet applications (World Wide Web, Telnet, FTP, e-mail, etc.)
Using world wide web is often referred to as "surfing the web".
Informal term for exploring the Internet (i.e., "surfing the 'net."). Most often used in reference to accessing sites on the World Wide Web.
The act of exploring the Internet.
This term is best translated as "following links on the World Wide Web with no specific purpose" It is as easy as clicking a mouse button
Browsing the Web, just looking around.
what we are doing when we travel around on this network of web sites on the internet. Term coined in 1992.
Browsing the Internet can be referred to as 'surfing'.
Moving quickly from Web page to Web page. It can be likened to skimming through magazines.
"Jumping" or navigating from site to site on the Internet. See also Browsing.
The process of reading Web pages and moving from one site to another.
A slang term used to describe switching a television from channel to channel in a continuous order with a remote control. Also used to describe the process of scanning entries on the Internet.
When applied to networking, surfing refers to exploring the Internet and especially the World Wide Web, with no particular task in mind. Surfing is not unlike wandering through the stacks of a large library or bookstore. However, the Internet is much larger than any physical building and the "books" can be any combination of text, video, sound or computer simulation.
A common Internet term describing what you're doing when you are jumping from Web site to Web site.
exploring locations and scanning the contents of WWW sites on the Internet.
"Internet surfing" is used by analogy to describe the ease with which a user can use the waves of information flowing around the Internet to get where he/she wants. The term became popular in the early 1990s as access to the Internet became more widespread and tools such as the World Wide Web browsers (i.e. Internet Explorer, Netscape) made its use simpler and more pleasant.
Wandering around the World Wide Web in search of all that interesting stuff out there.
The process of "looking around" the Internet. You're doing it now.
An analogy which describes the ease with which someone can make use of the waves of information flowing around the Internet to find the information they require and reach the web pages they want.
slang for browsing web pages on the World-Wide Web
To "surf" is to move from site to site on the Internet in a random or questing way while searching for topics of interest.
When you go from one web site to another. Generally you move between sites using links.
The activity of browsing the World Wide Web.
Exploring the Internet by key words and/or links, to see what can be found of interest
A slang term for the process of moving around the Web.
Cruising the Net. Oftentimes, surfing is random, aimless exploration of web pages achieved through following links that look interesting within a document.
Same as "cruise." The random, aimless exploration of web pages achieved through following links that look interesting within a document.
The act of navigating the web by clicking hyperlinks.
A popular metaphor used for describing someone exploring the World Wide Web.
Exploring World Wide Web. Commonly seen as "Surfing the 'Net."
A popular term used to describe someone exploring the web.
Exploring the Internet for fun, often with no particular goal.
Browsing around the World Wide Web and looking for interesting and useful information.
A term used for exploring the Internet, as in "surfing the net". Most often used in reference to accessing sites on the World Wide Web.
Jumping from host to host on the Internet to get an idea of what can be found. Also used to refer to briefly examining a number of different UseNet newsgroups.
Another term for browsing.
The act of navigating the Web, typically using techniques for rapidly traversing content in order to find subjectively valuable resources.
The common term used to describe going from one web site to another, browsing through web pages.
Moving from web page to web page or moving between web pages.
Browsing the Internet without a specific goal or topic. To the Top