Maybe, I hate this dumbing down. I'd rather search a few times or add another word than get results simply becuase my 'buddies' shared it a year ago. I think almost by definition they cannot be the most relevant page for the search, unless you have 100000 friends and they shared hundreds of similar pages for google to match you with the best.
>> URLs are no longer needed! (N.b. Chrome 13 is making the address bar optional...)
This is why I gave up trying Chrome. Had problems searching from the url bar and couldn't activate the status bar. I like to see the URL before I go.