Here's what they had to say: "Google? Why Google? You can find everything by just searching Facebook. I don't want to leave Facebook."
That's interesting and it shows a divide of sorts. My visitors aren't into Facebook for the most part or they have an account(because family does) but they use it sparingly and although they do use the internet to find things, often using the browser default search, they shy away from what I've heard called "pretend friends".
I hope Google recognizes that and won't hand me a downgrade in serps because I don't maintain a social presence for this site (visitors aren't asking for it).
This thread has me wondering something else entirely now. Since young people are so exposed to facebook perhaps the days of having adults who find it alien territory are numbered themselves if only by age. Kids born today will grow up seeing facebook and twitter from as young as they can remember.
By then however I won't have to worry about a google downgrade, I'll be retired to pasture myself :)