Notes from a Laptop

August 22, 2008

Using Wordle

Filed under: Web 2.0,Wordle — Lindajay @ 4:33 pm

I was reminded once again about this magical tool when reading through some posts on Blogging Corner recently. One of these (from Tania) expanded my thoughts on this and so I have tried playing once again with it.

Tania spoke on her web site, Brave New World, about: 

Using Hitler’s speech delivered in Munich in April, 1923, the wordle has created a powerful, visual summary of the text, revealing  points of emphasis.

This encouraged me to go beyond just inputting a blog address into Wordle (which picks up the key terms used in a blog) for generating an image.

I tried using Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which generated the following image.

Image generated by Wordle, licenced by

In this age of visual literacy, I really think this is great online tool, which could have a multitude of uses.

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