A Picture Says a Thousand Words with Wordle

Shortly after tonight’s second presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, I stumbled upon a word cloud graphic titled ‘Obama at Oct. 7 Debate‘ on Wordle.  As with tag or word clouds in general, the collage shows words used and their relative frequency with word size.  Wordle, a tool created by IBM Research engineer Jonathan Feinberg, is definitely worth a second look.

While on Wordle, I checked out a couple famous speeches including Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream“, and JFK’s “We Will Go to the Moon.” I also couldn’t resist creating my very first Wordle. The tool allows you to paste text, or enter a blog’s URL.  Here is what you get when plotting my company’s corporate blog, ask.enquiro.com.

Word Cloud of Enquiro's corporate blog, as created on Wordle.net

Word Cloud of Enquiro's corporate blog, as created on Wordle.net

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#1 A Picture of My Thousand Words | Chris Davies on 12.10.08 at 7:52 pm

[…] friend Andrew over at MarketingFinger told me about Wordle. It’s a tool that takes a blog or a bunch of text and creates a awesome […]

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