Text Clouds: A New Form of Tag Cloud? — Joe Lamantia.com 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. 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. The Economist's Text cloud In 2006, several free and public tools for generating text clouds locally on the desktop or via a service available through the Web were released. The Many Eyes Cloud The text clouds created with these tools range across a wide spectrum of speeches and writing: Text clouds are meant to facilitate rapid understanding and comprehension of a body of words, links, phrases, etc. I'm not predicting the end of reading as we know it, nor the end of navigation as we know it: both will be with us for a long, long time. Related posts:
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. 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. There are many different programs that you can use to create word tag clouds. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. You can use these seven programs for a variety of different purposes.
Thu, 12/15/2011 | Co.Design layout - Algorithm to implement a word cloud like Wordle Frequently Asked Questions Troubleshooting/reporting bugs I can't copy the word count information anymore. 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 wordle.net, feel free! May I make money off of Wordle images? May I see the source code? Unfortunately, no.