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My Awesome New Toy

February 7, 2009

Have you guys heard of Wordle, where you can make wordclouds either from text you type in or from a url? And then customise them in a ton of ways! I used my blog url; I think it only uses the ‘front page’ to get the word cloud. Maybe even just the latest post. Here’s the resulting cloud:
My Blog's Wordle
Then I did one using my about page (I find it hilarious that ‘well’ is so big), using some of my favourite colours:
wordle2
And finally I made one with one of my very favourite poems, Pablo Neruda’s “The Saddest Poem”.
"The Saddest Poem"
Then I had to cut myself off, or I would have probably been there for hours. ;)

26 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2009 2:13 pm

    I discovered a few months ago. I’ve lost many hours to Wordle. Have fun!

  2. February 7, 2009 2:23 pm

    This is so very cool.

  3. February 7, 2009 2:35 pm

    I love what you created.

  4. February 7, 2009 2:55 pm

    So far I have successfully resisted. *grits teeth and tries to forget the URL*

  5. February 7, 2009 3:03 pm

    Ooh, what a fun site! Thanks for sharing.

  6. February 7, 2009 3:05 pm

    Jeesh, now I have to go play!! Thanks for the link!!

  7. February 7, 2009 3:10 pm

    awesome! I love it. I’ve used typogenerator -http://typogenerator.net/index.php?new=true

    to make some buttons, but word clouds! oh I love word clouds.

    see ya later, I’ll be lost for a while. thanks for the link.

  8. February 7, 2009 5:31 pm

    What fun! My turn!

  9. February 7, 2009 6:44 pm

    Oh, I have wasted much time on Wordle – love it!

  10. February 7, 2009 7:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing.. I had so much fun! But how do you save it to your own blog? I couldn’t figure it out.. lol. :)

  11. February 7, 2009 7:52 pm

    I loooove Wordle! It’s one of my favorite sites. Yours turned out great!

  12. February 7, 2009 8:18 pm

    Ok, so i’m in LOVE with this new little toy!!! Oh yes, it may be turning up quite frequently on my blog now ;)

  13. February 7, 2009 8:20 pm

    Oooh, thanks for the link! Just another excuse to spend more time online :)

  14. February 7, 2009 10:01 pm

    hey this looks like fun!

  15. February 8, 2009 2:06 am

    This is way too cool. I love mine … I am going to have to post my word cloud.

  16. blacklin permalink
    February 8, 2009 9:53 am

    This is too cool. . .

  17. February 8, 2009 2:22 pm

    Ooh, that looks like a wonderful time-waster! I’m going to bookmark it and have fun playing with it another day..

  18. February 8, 2009 2:30 pm

    That is SO cool!

  19. February 8, 2009 2:49 pm

    Now I am hooked too! They look so cool.

  20. February 9, 2009 3:58 am

    Vasilly, glad I’m not the only one hooked!

    Diane, isn’t it? :)

    Sherry, thanks!

    Janet, hehe-good luck!

    Staci, no problem! I hope you post yours on your blog!

    Raidergirl, I love that typogenerator too. :)

    Maggie, yay!

    Carrie, isn’t it addicting?!

    Claire, I used the print screen button (‘PrtSc’-it’s usually hanging out above the number row). This makes a ‘copy’ of your screen, than I opened paint and pasted it. And then I just cropped it to my wordle. I think you can also save them as a file on the site, if you want them available to everyone.

    Andi, thanks!

    Chris, yay! Isn’t it fun?!

    Lightheaded, I know-that’s just what we all need, lol.

    Jessica, hope you enjoy it!

    Kristen, can’t wait to see yours. :)

    Blacklin, glad you like it!

    Michelle, it’s definitely a time-waster. ;)

    Monnibo, isn’t is weird how cool it is, when you stop to think about it?

    Sarah, the more addicts the better! hehe ;)

  21. February 9, 2009 12:29 pm

    I have played around with Wordle but cannot get results like yours.

  22. February 10, 2009 6:02 pm

    Oh no! Just what I need — another time suck! I’m still recovering from my http://www.freerice.com jag. But this looks irresistible.

  23. February 11, 2009 1:42 am

    Violette, I spent way too much time playign with them. ;)

    Rose, hehe-Free Rice is addictive too!

  24. February 11, 2009 10:07 am

    Thanks for that. That was fun.

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