by phil on Wednesday Jan 21, 2009 7:12 PM
Wordle is a pretty neat tool for making tag clouds, or simply, word-frequency graphs.
A friend sent this one, it's based on Obama's Inauguration Speech:
This is one from the Bible:
Another friend of mine suggested, "I'd like to see a wordle of my life. maybe broken down by decade." So I decided to try wordle on my blog. I pretty much speak my mind here, so maybe this will be telling:
That's a graph based on 340,000 words over 6 years on this blog. Some interpretations:
- "like" appears a lot, which makes me think about how much I love similes or comparing things.
- "people" makes me think about how I'm always generalizing patterns to everybody
- it's pretty obvious why "think" is on there.
I also like how you can look at these Wordles and sentences emerge. When I see mine, sentences like, "think man, think" or "just like people know" or "things now really are making, man" come to mind.