A recent study performed at Penn State looks longitudinally at Excite queries: web search patterns are evolving. This is the same study that has underpinned a number of stories touting the recession of porn on the web. This new article a few results related to user interaction:
Google has set the bar for our expectations. It’s hard to admit, but I am in the class of people mentioned who now expect top-10 results, and it’s embarassing. I used to be a search expert, but now I’m just a search plebeian. If only Google wasn’t so damn good.