Friday, March 6, 2009

Got a fun one for you…

Wordle.net is a intriguing web application that turns text into “word clouds.” The program gives greater emphasis to words that appear more frequently in the text.

You can play around with the color schemes and fonts and dribble away hours.

In the example to the left I entered the text from my January 23 post about John Thain . I love the result – it stands up on its own pretty well.

See the word clouds below for some interesting translations of famous texts…




The "you can't handle the truth..." speech from A Few Good Men




Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech.




Stairway to Heaven




Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

5 comments:

molly said...

isn't that wordle the most fun?

Bob said...

This is too cool -- if it works this should be link to Obama yes we can speech

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/640946/Obama_Yes_We_Can

Bob said...

Obama acceptance speech in Grant Park

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641031/Obama_Grant_Park

Bob said...

I just can't stop --

Best of Bush --
http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641082/Bush_Mission_Accomplished

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641210/2002_State_of_Union

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641217/2002_State_of_Union_--_no_claps

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641227/2003_State_of_the_Union

Music I like but can't understand

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641104/RaeeoFeeUrup

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641126/VampireWeekend_Masard_Reef

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641156/Vampire_Weekend_Oxford_%2C

http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/641178/Debaser

Tim Foil said...

Roberto! Great to see you here!