Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wordle's Beautiful Word Clouds

I feel terribly guilty in advance. If you check out this website (found via the New York Times Paper Cuts blog) I doubt you will get much work done today.

Wordle generates word clouds from the text you feed in, and then you can play around with colours and fonts and so on.

This is what happened when I fed it a couple of short short stories I'd written. (Click to enlarge and admire fully.) :




You can try it with a whole book. This is Moby Dick :


If you make an extra nice one, please link it in the comments!

12 comments:

Amir said...

And this is my article on Kasit Biru Rubina which will be published today.

Damyanti said...

Thanks for the link to the wordle:). I filled in some text, and it somehow became a blog post here

k said...

wonder if i should do it with my extremely technical phd thesis and get something pretty out of that junk for a change.

Madcap Machinist said...

Fun! This is Robert Pinsky's "City Elegies"

bibliobibuli said...

gosh the uses are endless. this is a work of art i call statutory declaration no 1

Madcap Machinist said...

listmania! what fun!

Enjoy these ones!

marineko said...

i just fed wordle one of my short stories. this is potentially addictive :D

GeneGirl said...

Aiyo - die la!
I have pasted loads of my health articles - hahahahhaha...
But this one is a story I am working on http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/60416/Parallel_universes

k said...

my thesis!
http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/60894/HIV-AIDS

bibliobibuli said...

k - that's impressive.

love all these. keep em coming!

Yusuf/Martin said...

http://wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/62201/Little_Birds
kinda like this

savante said...

Cool link! Will try it and post it on my blog.