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Create. Welcome Back Wordle… Plus 7 Other Free Word Cloud Generators. Text Clouds: A New Form of Tag Cloud? — Joe During 2006, tag clouds moved beyond their well-known role as navigation mechanisms and indicators of activity within social media experiences, emerging as a standard visualization technique for texts and textual data in general.

Text Clouds: A New Form of Tag Cloud? — Joe

This use of tag clouds does not commonly involve tags, social networks, emergent architectures, folksonomies, or metadata. "Text cloud" might be a more accurate label for these visualizations than tag cloud. In addition to recognizing fundamental differences - text clouds differ from tag clouds in composition (no tags at all) and purpose (predominantly comprehension, rather than access or navigation) - distinguishing the two types of clouds will make it much easier to assess their abilities to support user experience needs and business goals.

The emergence of this new form of text cloud looks like a good example of speciation in action (though it's too early to tell whether the end result will be cladogenesis or anagenesis). The Economist's Text cloud. Gorgeous tag clouds. Thu, 12/15/2011. 10 Popular Sites Like Wordle (Updated: Dec 1st, 2011) Layout - Algorithm to implement a word cloud like Wordle. Frequently Asked Questions. Troubleshooting/reporting bugs I can't copy the word count information anymore.

Frequently Asked Questions

I used to be able to. Unfortunately, recent releases of the Java Runtime Environment have made it impossible for Java applets (Java programs, such as Wordle, that run in your web browser) to access your computer's clipboard. Printing doesn't work! See this. It was written to address a problem with printing in OS X, but may work for Windows users as well. Why isn't there a way to search for Wordles? Wordle is a Google App Engine application. In the future, if Wordle moves to a different platform, or if GAE provides text search capabilities, Wordle will become searchable.

May I use my Wordles for... Yes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use in any way you choose. Keep in mind that if you save a Wordle to the public Gallery, then you can't control how other people use it. If you want to give credit to, feel free! May I make money off of Wordle images? May I see the source code? Unfortunately, no. 7 Fun, Free Tag Cloud Software Programs to Create Word Art. Tag clouds are those boxes of words that you sometimes see on blogs and social networking websites.

7 Fun, Free Tag Cloud Software Programs to Create Word Art

The words are a collection of the words most commonly used in whatever parameters set forth by the tag cloud. For example, you might make a tag cloud of all of the most popular words used in your blog posts in the past month. Some of the words are shown in bigger text or different colors than the others which represents the fact that those words are used more often than the on the other words on the list.

Tag clouds are a terrific way to get information about a site. They reveal which topics are being discussed on that site most often in any given period of time. There are many different programs that you can use to create word tag clouds.