(Chrysler and Volt are the new additions to Friday's Hot Trends article, joining Privacy Issues and National Cheesecake Day .)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Chrysler and Volt are hot topics on the Internet today following President Barack Obama's visit to Detroit to speak about the 55,000 manufacturing jobs being added or retained in Michigan. In his address, Obama defended his decision to bail out General Motors GM and Chrysler in 2009. High demand for the new Chevrolet Volt electric car has prompted GM to plan to manufacture 45,000 new vehicles at its Hamtramck plant in Detroit, 50% more cars that it had previously expected to build. Chrysler expects to launch an initial public offering in 2011 but management says it is in no rush to do so.
The Cheesecake Factory ( CAKE) is trending on Yahoo! ( YHOO). Not coincidentally, today is apparently National Cheesecake Day (who knew?), and in honor of the day, the Cheesecake Factory is offering any slice of cheesecake for half price. The Cheesecake Factory will also introduce its newest cheesecake flavor, Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, today, and for every slice of cheesecake sold in the next year, the company will donate 25 cents to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization.
The phrase "privacy issues" is a trending topic online Friday following news that a list of data taken from more than 100 million Facebook users' profiles was published on the Internet and is available for download on Pirate Bay. More than 1,000 users on the file-sharing website have downloaded the list, and it is expected to be accessed by thousands more.