Word Clouds, also known as ”tag clouds” and “keyword clouds” are a unique and powerful visual depiction of words.
You can create artsy tag clouds at Wordle. Here is word cloud created when Wordle looked at our homepage (on Feb 25th)
There are a few handy features to Wordle:
- You can paste or type in the words you want to use, or, wordle can grab them from a RSS feed
- There is a randomize button that lets you cycle through dozens of different themes to find one you like.
- You cans save your Wordle’s to a Wordle Gallery.
Here was the original Word Cloud I made for an article posted yesterday in the blog about Dirty hotels. I was reading the reviews of the 10 dirtiest hotels according to Tripadvisor. Each review was worst than the last… so, I cut and pasted the reviews into Wordle to see what a tag cloud of bad reviews look like:
Please share your own home-made word clouds in our comments below!
Some examples of others using Word clouds: