Wordle and "beautiful word clouds"

Click to see the larger version at Wordle.net

I found out about Wordle on Kelly’s blog, which I found from a comment she left at ProBlogger.

It’s a website that turns words into “beautiful word clouds” (according to them). The word clouds show repeated words proportionally larger than other words.

Here are a few ideas that went off in my mind:

  • Write an email and include the corresponding word cloud.
  • Write a poem and turn it into a word cloud.
  • Copy articles online to see what other words other writers repeat frequently.

The possibilities go on and on. Try it out: Wordle.

  1. Visit the site.
  2. Click “create.”
  3. Enter text in the box (or paste it in).
  4. Hit “go.” (There’s also a “randomize” button toward the bottom to get different designs.)
  5. Enjoy!

Actually, if you think of something brilliant to do with Wordle, let me know. I’ll update this post with your suggestion.

[Note: The picture above is an example of Wordle’s beautiful word clouds… created from the words in this post.]

		<a href="http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/1277428/MarshallJonesJr%27s_Beautiful_Word_Cloud"
		  title="Wordle: MarshallJonesJr's Beautiful Word Cloud"><img
		  src="http://www.wordle.net/thumb/wrdl/1277428/MarshallJonesJr%27s_Beautiful_Word_Cloud"
		  alt="Wordle: MarshallJonesJr's Beautiful Word Cloud"
		  style="padding:4px;border:1px solid #ddd"></a>

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