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Kind of Neat: Wordle

added by Michael on 14 Aug 2008

Jonathan Feinberg created Wordle, a Java based visualization that takes a pile of words and "throws" them "at the screen until it fits".  Words that are repeated more often have larger font sizes.  It's pretty to look at and curiously illuminating. 

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.

Here's a Wordle made from all the WDDX Tech Blog posts to date: