Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Every wanted a tag cloud all to yourself? Well, meet Wordle, the online tool that makes tag clouds in second, using whatever text fodder you have available.

I've not had this much fun with an online tool in quite a while. It doesn't just make tag clouds - which are those maps of words with their sizes based on their frequency in the text - but through a java applet allows you to play around with their font, their orientation, their color and their composition. This produces some fun like The Raven and Tear Down This Wall.

Jonathan Coulton put one up a while back, the input of which was "duck duck duck duck duck duck duck goose". The result was, expectedly, entertainly.

Play around with it!

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