Below is a chart from a Wedbush presentation. As you can see the referral traffic from social networks to a number of big sites is greater than from Google. Note it’s not just media sites, it’s commerce sites too.
This is not a form of searching as we’ve traditionally thought of it. But, it’s certainly a way of finding information.
So, Google’s lead in the world of search is probably safe, but its influence is at great risk.
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