Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What's In A Wordle?

After seeing a Wordle at several different blogs I visit daily, I was hot to trot on getting one of my own. Wordles are the brainchild of Jonathan Feinberg and you can get your own Wordle here However, no matter how hard I tried, I could not get the freaking thing to work for me. Being the stubborn person that I am, I tried again this morning, only decided to open up Mozilla Firefox and try it there. Voila'! It worked! Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. 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. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. So, I present you with my much desired and long awaited Wordle.

10 comments:

Rob said...

I did this too! After a bunch of rounds of tweaking & restarting, I got a result that looked really cool and the colors really fit many of the words they were used for.

Holy Crappers said...

It looked like too much work for sista #1

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this! Being responsible for the newsletter of our running club, I am wondering how I could use it there. It could be a lot of fun! I am sure the word "sweat" would show up in a very prominent color and large font size since I live in hot and humid South Texas - where we are hoping right now that "Dolly" will stay South of us so that we can go running tomorrow morning. Ah, priorities!
Elizasmom's Mom, aka Mama

imbeingheldhostage said...

Bless you. I hate looking (more) stupid (than I already do) and when I kept seeing these things (and the command to go forth and multiply wordles) I had NO idea what to do.
Thank you, maybe I'll try it. Wonder what happens when you use things about the MIL?

Mental P Mama said...

Snooty--I can't see it! I made one too, and it was a pain in the neck to get it big enough to see on my blog. Then Daryl fixed it. Aren't they fun? I'll check back later. Maybe it's my connection.

Snooty Primadona said...

I can't see it either, lol. It's the size of my thumb. Aaaaargh! Just when I think I'm getting so computer savvy, I come up against something like this that makes me feel like a total idiot again, lol.

Keeper Of All Things said...

Tooo much work for me..........I'm lazy!!!

noble pig said...

Yeah, it's hard until you figure out what the heck to do!

Meg said...

I love Wordle...but like MPM, I can barely see it...how on earth do you make it bigger???? I haven't posted mine for that very reason...sigh...

Flea said...

I know, right? Dlyn made it work for her blog. I couldn't figure it out. :(

 

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