July 5, 2008


published this at 8:18 am

Make a Point with Wordle

Great Find: Wordle

Permalink: http://wordle.net/

Target Audience: Anyone who wants to present ideas graphically

Wordle makes tag clouds a presentation tool. It’s totally intuitive. They call it a toy, but it’s a tool as well. You can choose the type, choose the font, and choose the color scheme. Here are two I made in minutes this morning.

I made this one by typing in the url of this blog . . . click the image to see it full size.

And this includes terms essential to communication . . . click the image to see it full size.

NOTE: IF YOU COPY THEIR LINKS, you may need to delete the extra space at the line breaks for them to work.

Here are some ideas for using this tool.

Check it out. I’m sure you’ll find even more ways to use it.

–ME “Liz” Strauss
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25 Comments to “Wordle”

  1. July 5th, 2008 at 9:53 am
    Amrita said

    Great find Liz, thanks for sharing!

  2. July 5th, 2008 at 11:28 am
    Cheryl Smith said


    Thanks for passing along this link. Looks like a really cool tool. I’ll have to play around with a bit but can already see some interesting applications.

    I bet my kids would like to use it as well!


  3. July 5th, 2008 at 11:42 am
    Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach said

    Oh that is a super tool. My favorite text thingee is a cute script that flips text upside down, so you can claim ¡ƃuıʌlossıp sı ʎʇıʌʌɐɹƃ ! :)



  4. July 5th, 2008 at 11:53 am
    Kathy said

    OUTSTANDING!!! It’s FUN and it’s informative! It’s like a Category Cloud except with visual interest!

  5. July 5th, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Amrita!
    Thanks for sharing!
    It’s fun, isn’t it?! :)

  6. July 5th, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Cheryl,
    I bet your mind is filled with ideas on this one. Yep. I can’t wait to see some of the ways you use it!

  7. July 5th, 2008 at 3:16 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Barbara!
    I love that text flipping tool too! But folks on Plurk were getting crazy on it. . . . So be careful! :)

  8. July 5th, 2008 at 3:17 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Yep, Kathy!
    It a sign-maker with personality!

  9. July 5th, 2008 at 6:16 pm
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  10. July 5th, 2008 at 9:09 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    This is fantastic Liz, just what I have been looking for

  11. July 6th, 2008 at 3:05 am
    Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach said

    I don’t do Plurk yet, but have certainly heard a lot about it.

    Wait ’til they discover ROT13. :)


  12. July 6th, 2008 at 4:39 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Suzie,
    It’s got more uses for me every time I think about it. :)

  13. July 6th, 2008 at 4:39 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Barbara!
    I can only imagine what you’re thinking of!

  14. July 6th, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    doesn’t want to work on my Mac! just as well i still have a PC:)

  15. July 7th, 2008 at 6:45 am
    Elaine Luther said

    Hey Suzie, it worked on my mac, maybe upgrade your browser.

    Liz, cool tip, thanks! I wish it were easier to post my Wordle on my blog, I haven’t quite figured out how to do that.

    I did the bit with the Wordle where it used my RSS feed, and since the top post was my 4th of July recipe (I post recipes on holidays), the largest word was popcorn! That was kind of interesting in itself, like hmm, is it a bad idea to be so off topic, even on holidays?


  16. July 7th, 2008 at 7:01 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Suzie!
    I don’t know what the Mac issue is. Wish I could help more.

  17. July 7th, 2008 at 7:04 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Elaine!
    Sounds like a fine idea that turned out even cooler than you expected.

    I think as long as you’re consistent your audience might really like the change on weekends. :)

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  19. July 8th, 2008 at 2:54 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    Hi Elaine & Liz,

    Have it working- wrong version of Java:) Just lof the tool and already have made a new friend from one of my LOA images

  20. July 8th, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Yea! Suzie!
    You make friends faster than anyone!

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  23. July 11th, 2008 at 9:40 pm
    Suzie Cheel said

    thanks Liz,you are a good example

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