J_RaD - 10:42 pm on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
well, if, on every search i do, the first result is a wikipedia entry that answers my query than, at some point I will bookmark wikepedia and bypass google.
The same principle applies to many, many topics...look for movie info go to imdb...look for industry specific information...go to the industry authority website...etc.
Throw in the way people use fb, twitter etc to ask their friends for info plus more and more mobile phone 'finder apps', all bypassing google and you have receipe for 'search is dead'
yes this is kinda what im thinking, we are getting more well established websites and less people are having to search, they just go straight to the authority website of choice.
This also has a lot to do with people being more tech savvy as time passes. They are now understand they don't have to turn to google for everything they are looking for.