Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Monday, 24 November 2008

A "wordle"

If you go to www.wordle.net you can create a word cloud, or "wordle". Just type in some words- random, say, or your favourite poem, copy and paste an essay if you like! And it will produce a word cloud from your text using the most commonly used words.

I typed in the full text of the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and this is what it came with (it lets you choose colours, font, etc.):


(click to go to full size version on the site)

It also lets you print some out- so I printed some in various styles on good A4 paper as I think it could be used in some Xmas crafty projects I have planned :)

Fun huh? :)

11 comments:

CherryPie said...

I love these so much. I have played with them a lot :-)

freebird said...

I've seen a few of these but your using a song is the best I've seen. I may have to give it a try with the poem Desiderata.

Els G. said...

This looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!
Els
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Bear Naked said...

I think they are great also.
I did some with our family names and have framed them for Christmas presents.

Bear((( )))

Cambiel said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing the link :-)

denise said...

I've left a little something on my blog for you.

JB's Big World said...

That looks like fun. I think I might make a word doodle with names of all sorts of treats!
--JB

Catherine said...

very cool :)

Kirsty Wiseman said...

Thanks for leaving a very poochful-filled comment on my blog. You seem as animal crackers as us xx

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

You are such an intrepid blog explorer Helena, I love how you pass these little delights along. You are right, I can see some of these little clouds making a delightful little Christmas card or two. Be sure to let us see the end results!

Helena said...

Denise,

OooooOOooooOOO! Thanks! Is it chocolate????

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Cherrypie,

They are great time wasters, aren;t they?? :)

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Freebird,

Yes that would be a good one. If there is a particulare word you'd like to come up larger then cheat and type it in extra times:)

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Els G

I hope you try- it's very entertaining :)

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Bear NAked

WOW! That's a great idea!!! I bet Bob will want to do one about his favourites pants!

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Cambiel,

I love your avatar photo thingy. It always makes me smile!

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JB

LOL!!!!!!!!!!

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Catherine

Hullo! I have enjoyed visiting your blog today :) and very tempted by that tutorial.

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Kirsty,

Yep, there's a lot of it about! :) Animal type people are the best!

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Shrinky,

I hope you are keeping warm over there :) I always think of you when the weather forecaster puts one great cloud over your entire island!