My Wierd Wired World’s Wordle

Nah! That ain’t a typo. “Wordle”, as I came to know a few days ago, is a kind of word cloud or a tag cloud (IMHO, it stands for word-jumble). It is created by providing some words which are then arranged in a kaleidoscopic manner, all user controlled. In its own words:

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 colour 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. [Wordle Website]

I’d bookmarked this site sometime ago but took time out to explore it today itself. Was too lazy to type so used the two ‘automatic’ options therein to create a some wordles – one from this blog’s feed and one from moi Technorati tags (click on the images after the jump for the larger version):Blog Wordle

Technorati Wordle

Though it’s mostly timepass stuff, it can be put to use where words would mean a lot more than sentences or paragraphs. A good idea would be on the ‘about me’ page or maybe any profile page. Lemme know other places where this would fit-in well…

Create your own Wordles at http://www.wordle.net/

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