Word clouds made easy

Thanks to @ericasmith, I learned about http://wordle.net, which creates word clouds in super-easy format. It takes all the words of any text you put into it and spits out something like what you see below. The bigger the font for a word, the more often it was mentioned in a text.

Once you create one, you can change the font, color, layout, and much more. Cool tool!

From FDR’s “Day of Infamy” speech:

And here’s John Lennon’s Imagine

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  1. Nicely done! I just figured out you can add hyphens or non-breaking spaces —   in HTML — between words to keep them together too. (United States as two words, vs. United  States that counts as one word.) Wordle is genius!

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