ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

June 25, 2008

Internet fun: Wordle

Filed under: design,tools — Lynne @ 4:50 pm

Wordle is a site where you type in text to create “word clouds”. A word cloud, or text cloud, or tag cloud, is a pattern that displays the most frequently used words larger and brighter than the lesser used words. To create a cloud just enter words or import tags from your del.icio.us account. I typed newsresearch in the del.icio.us box, and viola this appeared:

Pretty cool. I can certainly see using this tool in a presentation. Wordle also has a customizing feature so you can play around with different layouts, fonts, and and colors.

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