Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Words as Art

A lot of blogs lately are including "tag clouds" which are used to show prominent tags on postings in the blog. But what if you just want to take an essay that you've written, or a letter to Auntie Grizelda, and create a "word cloud" based on your text.

Well, now you can and you can do it with Wordle. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

You can also create a "word cloud" for any url, as shown here with today's homepage from CNN:


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