A new browser have been getting a lot of buzz in the last couple of weeks and it hasn’t even launched yet.
RockMelt.com, is a browser which incorporates a lot of social networking capability and including your Facebook friends, their tweets and such sites like Yelp.com.
If you watch the 2 minute video posted on their site you will see the browser acts more like a portal and may lead to less traditional searches.
Because of the design of the browser and the incorporation of all sorts of social networking and interaction, it would appear that Domain names are not centric, to the browser which has built in search engine features.
Search input seems to be more application and social networking based and therefore seems that it would generate a much lower amount of searches because the user has plenty of shortcuts and quick links to all sorts of information
If you watch the demo you will notice that the guy never entered any site url to make a bunch of actions.
If this is the future of search, it may greatly reduce the amount of type in traffic.
If this type of broswer gains traction among users, other existing browsers may adopt some or many of these types of features as well.
Go check it out, watch the video and let me know your thoughts