mrguy - 6:14 pm on Dec 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
So IMO it will depend on how Facebook positions it's search engine and whether they can convince people to actually & purposefully go to FB to do search.
IMO, the people are already on Facebook. Anybody using Facebook knows the search function now is for finding people so when they want to search the web, they go to Google or Bing or their preferred search engine.
All they have to do is tactfully place a check box to search for Friends or Things, and they now have just reduced the number of people leaving to search for stuff other than friends.