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.

  • Make presentation slides.
  • Collect terms during a meeting and wordle the result.
  • Make word portraits that describe people you know.
  • Make a Wordle greeting card.
  • Make a poster of your favorite words or sayings.

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

–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!

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  1. says


    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!


  2. says

    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 ! :)



  3. says

    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?


  4. says

    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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