Google+ trends: Hotmail, London Olympics, Robert Pattinson

Google+ users are sharing photos and thoughts on the continuing London Olympics, discussing Robert Pattinson and buzzing about the new-look Hotmail, which Microsoft just unveiled to the public. 

The new-look email service Hotmail features a cleaner interface based on the so called ‘Metro' look used with Windows 8 and the Windows Phone.

The updates also give Hotmail users the chance to integrate social networking features from sites such as Facebook. Hotmail users also have the chance to update their email address or open an additional address at

The London Olympics are also popular on Google's social networking site, with users buzzing about everything from Shin A-lam's controversial fencing semi-final protest to swimmer Michael Phelps's achievements and the American women's gymnastic team's gold medal.

Robert Pattinson is also catching the public's attention after splitting from lover and co-star of the Twilight movie franchise Kristen Stewart. The movie star is reportedly getting over his break-up at Reese Witherspoon's Californian ranch.

The top 5 most talked about topics on Google+ on August 1 at 9:00 AM GMT are:

01. Hotmail
02. #WildlifeWednesday
03. #London2012
04. #StopPlasticBieber
05. Robert Pattinson