Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A designerd's dream

Ever heard of a Wordle? No, it's not a word created by Dr. Seuss. It's something that came up at work recently and I'd never heard of it. Wordle.net defines it as
A toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.
Basically you can go to the website and either type/copy&paste in a bunch of text or you can enter in a website, and it will create a "word cloud", or a wordle, from the text/site. I decided to test it out with my blog, and this is what I got:












































...which is kind of funny, because that's basically all the things that are on my mind right at this very second.

I'd also like to point out that capybara shows up nowhere in this wordle. SARAH!






11 comments:

  1. Wow, you really mention Alyssa a lot, huh? :) Front and center!

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    1. Ha. I know I saw that. I think it's because Wordle only took words from my last few posts and I just ran a race with her less than two weeks ago. That must be why.

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    2. Or because you secretly love me and think about me all the time.

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  2. Wow, that is cool! Sarah will be surprised to see it is not there. When she comes out of her baby haze! I am totally doing this!

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    1. Damn you, Wordle, damn you to hell!

      And I'm still in a post-baby haze. I wake up every 2.5 hours to milk myself. Gross.

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  3. Well, Kara took my comment. We heard about these in grad class and I thought they were totally stupid, since I was supposed to find a way to use them with first graders. But putting the blog into it is actually awesome. Keep up the momentum with mentioning my name. I love how huge half marathon is.

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    1. Alyssa- I saw these at my school, a bunch of classes did them with all of the kids' names. Which didn't actually make any one name bigger than another, it just put all the names together in this design. Not sure what that teaches the kiddos though.

      I'm going to go try this right now!

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