StraightUpSocial News Links for 3/17/2010

Facebook Traffic Tops Google For The Week

Julianne Pepitone at CNNMoney shares traffic stats from Hitwise showing that Facebook was the most visited site in the U.S. for the week ending March 13th, beating out top-seat Google for the first time for a full weeklong period.

Mobile App Market to Surge to $17.5 Billion by 2012

Stan Schroeder at Mashable shares the findings of a recent study showing that “mobile app downloads should jump from 7 billion in 2009 to almost 50 billion in 2012.”

Facebook One Step Closer To Real Social Search?

Raj Dash at All Facebook tells us about an upgrade to Facebook’s search feature that includes more results that are related to your social graph on the network, in addition to “globally relevant results.”