pdivi - 5:25 pm on Feb 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
Actually, it says that Facebook has PASSED Google to become the top source for portals. The distinction is important because it indicates a shift, even if the absolute numbers aren't impressive.
So what this article is really saying is that sites (portals) like Yahoo and MSN don't get much organic G traffic, but they do get some social traffic.
I agree that search engines will always have a place. But what happens when people don't have to leave their favorite website (increasingly, Facebook) to use a search engine? I think you'll see the heavy Facebook users migrate to Bing if the MS/FB collaboration includes a full WWW search engine right on Facebook. This alone could put a good dent in Google's share of the search market.
Everyone I know still uses Google to find things