Current Google Insights trends: Capri Anderson, Take That, Limewire

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Adult movie star Capri Anderson, boy band Take That and file sharing service Limewire were among the top Google Insights trends this past week.


Searches for adult movie star Capri Anderson registered the biggest week on week increase over the last seven days. The 22-year-old actress was recently linked to an incident involving the star of American sit-com Two and a Half Men Charlie Sheen, a restaurant toilet and a missing watch.

Aging boy band Take That achieved a "breakout" level of searches with fans eager to get tickets for the group's upcoming 2011 UK tour. Tickets went on sale on October 29 but most have already sold out according to the website of UK ticketing agency Tickmaster, which was also a popular search term.   

The news that peer to peer file sharing site Limewire was shut down last week after losing a four year legal battle made the website the fifth most popular search term. Visitors to the site are now greeted with a legal notice informing users that the site is under an injunction to stop distributing software and content.

????, which roughly translates to "typhoon information" in English, was the search term with the fourth biggest week on week increase. Typhoon Chaba has brought heavy rain and chaos to the outlying islands of the coast of Japan, leading the Japanese metrological agency to issue a severe weather alert on the mainland.  

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on November 2 at 8:30 AM GMT, are:

1.       capri anderson (breakout*) 
2.       take that tickets (breakout*)
3.       ??? (Chinese celebrity) (breakout*)
4.       ???? (typhoon information) (+1,550%)
5.       Limewire (+250%)
6.       boston celtics (+200%) 
7.       ticketmaster (+200%)
8.       halloween 2010 (+130%) 
9.       halloween (+120%)
10.     ???? (typhoon information)(+120%)

*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5,000 percent.