Current Google Insights trends: Hannah Storm, Bloom Box, Chatroulette

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The Independent Online

The name of American TV presenter Hannah Storm is the top search term on Google Insights on the morning of March 1.

Hannah Storm caused a storm of her own when she wore a tight red V-neck sweater, a short plaid skirt and red knee-high boots during a February 16 ESPN broadcast.

While the outfit was not offensive to most viewers (the show is watched by a predominantly male audience), sports reporter and ESPN personality Tony Kornheiser "lashed out" at the star saying she was too old to wear such a "horrifying" outfit. Kornheiser was rebuked by an ESPN head for his comments.

The hope of a cleaner, better energy solution has landed the search term "Bloom Box" in second place on the Google Insights chart. Alternate energy company Bloom Box unveiled an "Advanced Fuel Cell" that would provide "clean, reliable, and affordable power 24/7" on February 24.

The fuel cell - already being trialed in companies such as Google, The Coca-Cola Company, eBay and Walmart - is quickly garnering worldwide attention.

Searches for Sven Kramer put the name of Dutch speed skater at number four in the charts.

A new video chat social networking game called "Chatroulette" is a hotly searched for topic on Google Insights on March 1. The video site that pairs users with live video feeds from random strangers across the net is sitting at number six on Google Insights.

The search terms with the most significant growth worldwide in the last seven days as measured by Google Insights, recorded on March 1 at 9:30 AM GMT are:

1. hannah storm (Breakout)
2. bloom box (Breakout)
3. ?? (+700%) (Chinese for "She-babes & He-beasts ")
4. sven kramer (+500%)
5. receita federal (+100%) ("Federal Tax Service" in Portuguese)
6. chatroulette (+80%)
7. ?? (+60%) (Chinese for "Taobao")
8. (+50%)
9. resultado mega sena (+50%) ("Mega Sena lottery results" in in Portuguese)
10. correios (+50%) ("Post" in Portuguese)

*Breakout defines a search term that has experienced a change in growth greater than 5000 percent.