Cloudy again

Posted by @ 9:54 am on Wednesday 2nd July, 2008.
Categories: Just for fun

Chasrle from Gyrovagus popped up on the OBF and told us about Wordle, "a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide".

Interesting stuff. Cheers for that, Chasrle.

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6 Responses to “Cloudy again”

  1. Martin Rye says:

    It might be label cloud is a bit...well tame maybe. I'll try it on my test blog see how it looks.

  2. Scott says:

    It's been a lifelong source of frustration to me that I didn't know of a facility that could generate a word cloud from text that I had provided.


    You can take some of this stuff too far, can you not?


  3. BG! says:

    Too far? Maybe.

    Here's one from Bennachie:

  4. scott says:

    If I'd known that the wordcloud MOVED, I'd have been more impressed. I've only just clocked it near the top of your page.

    The "examples" on the original page don't move.Well not for me, anyhoo. Bearing that in mind, you'll understand why I wasn't that impressed.


  5. BG! says:

    There's a good reason for the difference, Scott. They're two different beasties. The Wordle thingy is just a static .jpg file, whereas the new moving cloud wotsit in the sidebar is done with the widget version of the WP-Cumulus plugin, to be had from

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