Google+ trends: Corvette causes a stir with new launch, Golden Globes

Google+ trends: Corvette causes a stir with new launch, Golden Globes

The new Corvette, produced by General Motors, was unveiled on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

General Motors first launched the Stingray in 1963; the 2014 incarnation features a 6.2 liter small-block V-8 engine with 450 horsepower. Google+ user Rhys Vandersyde drops hints, posting "If someone happened to be looking for a 30th birthday present for me... I'm just saying this would be very thoughtful gift" along with a picture of the car. Kevin Marousek is less impressed, posting "Have you seen the new Corvette? Looks good, but from the back it looks almost exactly like the Camaro, and from the front it looks like a lowered Camaro. Begs the question, why isn't this the new Camaro?"

The new Corvette Stingray will be available later this year; pricing details have not yet been announced. 

Also causing a buzz on the social networking site today are Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards. Google+ users are talking about "Les Misérables," one of the big winners of the night, as well as Jodie Foster's impassioned "coming out" speech, and sharing the now-popular Tommy Lee Jones "is not impressed" gif, featuring the actor looking stony-faced while all around him are laughing. See the Tommy Lee Jones gif at http://goo.gl/bGewz.

The top 5 most talked about topics on Google+ on January 14 at 10:40 AM GMT are:

01.  #GoldenGlobes
02.  #NatureMonday
03.  #Corvette
04.  iPhone5
05.  Aaron Swartz