PCWorld.com - Search Engine Traffic Soars MSN saw the steepest drop-off as its share of searches fell to 10.9 percent from 14 percent, Nielsen/NetRatings says.

The fact that Microsoft sets the default search engine to MSN has always bugged me. What this means is that for the majority of non-techie users, switching to another search engine may not happen as often as it should. In effect MSN has an unfair advantage in the competition between search engines. To hear that - despite their advantage - MSN usage is minor and dropping, seems like justice.