Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wandering Around with My Head in the (Word) Clouds

For those of you who enjoy tinkering with text, there's an intriguing new toy on the web. Check out Wordle. The site provides visitors with a means of creating word clouds from their own, user-generated text. A word cloud is an engaging visual depiction of frequently used words. These textual clouds depict keyword density using font size. The more often a word appears, the larger it is within the confines of the word cloud. Clouds at Wordle can be constructed using different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

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