Friday, April 24, 2009

Favorite Things Friday: Wordle

For today's edition of Favorite Things Friday, I bring you a very cool website: Wordle. I realize that Wordle has made its way around the blogosphere already but perhaps it is new to you! I first saw it before Christmas but had never tried it myself. Now that I have, I'm completely addicted and am trying to think of more text to turn into word clouds!

Here's Wordle in it's 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 color 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.
I made this one from the text of my post for Lucas's 3rd birthday. I really like the fact that "love" "Mama" and "Dada" are the biggest (e.g. most used) words!

Here's one I made from the text of the poem, "Blessing for a Marriage" which I read at my friend's wedding in December.

Cool, right? Go check it out for yourself!


  1. I just discovered Wordle recently too and love playing with it! I love how the words from Lucas' 3rd birthday turned out!

  2. I did a post on this a while back. I made wordle out of my website? Apparently I need to be more selective in my words. Shame shame shame.

    Yours is so cute!

  3. this is awesome! thanks for sharing.


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