Wordle

I came across a website called Wordle a while back through a post regarding it by one of the people I follow on Twitter. The basic premise of Wordle is to take a set of text (popular choices include blog feeds, twitter streams, etc.) and create a “word cloud” based on the words used in the set of text. The size of each word is proportionate to the frequency with which the word occurs in the text set. Wordles are great ways to see what you or others talk about most frequently.

After reading a post by Tim J at The Other Blog Without a Name, though, in which he used a wordle to create a word cloud of the search terms that brought users to his site, I realized I had not yet created a wordle for my site here. So, without further adieu, I give you the wordle for http://andyzweibel.com, care of http://www.wordle.net:

Website Wordle

Also, care of TweetStats, a wordle of my Twitter stream (with @replies removed):

Twitter Wordle

You can click on either wordle to take you to a larger image, located on the wordle site. I would highly encourage anyone who is more visual to create a wordle for anything they have written (a blog, twitter, even a term paper for classes!); it’s a really interesting experience getting to see your own words like this.

Happy Easter!

7 thoughts on “Wordle

  1. Ooo coolio…
    Methinks you need to go play more and have fun and tweet about it, because those two words are WAY too small… Grr…

  2. I agree with Jay, however there is something else that is too small on that bubble as well. I'll let you figure it out.

  3. I agree with Jay, however there is something else that is too small on that bubble as well. I'll let you figure it out.

  4. I agree with Jay, however there is something else that is too small on that bubble as well. I'll let you figure it out.

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