Web 2.0: Create your own Tag Clouds with Wordle… Amazing!
July 28, 2008
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Wordle is an elegant program that allows anyone to create their own Tag Clouds from words they choose, tags from a blog they like, an RSS feed or a Del.icio.us account. Wordle is free. It was created by Jonathan Feinberg, who works for IBM Research.
You can create your own Tag Cloud and then rearrange it to your liking by changing fonts, color palettes or whether the layout of the tags is horizontal or vertical (or a bit of both). It is as fascinating as playing chess!
What I found most interesting is to view how the algorithm ranks words or tags taken from the source you choose.
Here are three examples of Wordle tag clouds which I made the other day. The first two Tag Clouds use words found on this blog:
Here is a Tag Cloud created from cutting and pasting an evidence-based medicine handout used for instruction:
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