This just in from the “just for fun” department…
I just found this site called Wordle and to be honest I was so immediately engrossed in it I don’t even remember how I found it! (I think I saw a link for it off of TweetStats but I’m not positive.)
There are three ways to get started:
- Paste in a bunch of text
- Enter the URL of any blog, blog feed, or any other web page that has an Atom or RSS feed
- Enter a del.icio.us user name to see their tags
I tried three different things:
Take 1…what I got out of the box using my Twitter account (@cmortensen)…
My second attempt…much better!
For the third one I used my Delicous tags and got this:
The only thing though is I wish there was a way these could automatically update as your word/tag volume and frequency changes so that I could post a “live” version to my site. That might be asking for a bit much but I imagine it’d be very similar to normal tag clouds with these style settings applied. How you get the fonts to work? Now that’s a puzzle to me. Unless you use Siffer but then this becomes a flash element (not necessarily a bad thing).
Ok, I’m rambling…time to stop 🙂
If you make one yourself let me know what you think and/or paste it in a comment below.