Pew Internet & American Life Project Report: Search engine use
"Search engine use shoots up in the past year and edges towards email as the primary internet application."
Thanks to Ulla McGee and Bruce McCurdy at PCWorld.com for the pointer. While there may be a bit of a "duh!" reaction to the insight that search engine usage is soaring — up 23% year to year — the takeaway is that email is no longer the vaunted "killer app."