October 27 2008

Word mapping

by Barbie in Random

We came across a neat site that generates word clouds, or maps, from blog posts and other documents. Wordle.net creates these words clouds in just a few quick steps. It illustrates the terms and topics that are mentioned in a blog and highlights those terms that are used frequently. Here’s our word cloud.

With just a quick glance, you can get a sense of what topics are discussed in our blog. These images can be a great supplement to text; it reveals graphically what the text is saying.

Try creating one of these word clouds for yourself. You can link to your blog or just cut and paste text into the site.