Wordle, created by Jonathan Feinberg, is a brilliant tool that lets you create Word Clouds from a passage of text, or from an RSS feed. It picks out the top words from the text a creates a stunning visualisation.
Here are two clouds made from the feed of this blog:
I really enjoyed playing around with the app, the amount of variation possible is brilliant, and the clouds take in one image the very essence of my blog. I expected that the images would point out some words I used too often, but in fact each word makes me remember a different artist, and that’s what I think is great!
The next cloud summaries the last couple of days from my Facebook feed:
and then finally, a little insight into my timeline. I have removed all the Facebook associated words such as ‘like’, ‘comment’, ‘promote’ etc.
If you’d like to try out Wordle just click here, it’s very easy to use.