Monday, July 21, 2008

A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS

I just learned about a tool called Wordle that provides a representation of the content of a blog. At Understanding Society, Dan Little, a philosopher and historian of science, writes that Wordle
provides an intriguing way of extracting a sense of what a blog or other text is "about" by generating a word cloud based on the frequencies of words used....I think they give a surprisingly nuanced picture of the main preoccupations of the bloggers.


Here's Rustbelt Intellectual (I'm saving this one for my profile photo):



Check it out--and enter your favorite (or least favorite) blog for a snapshot of its interests.

3 comments:

Lester Spence said...

the understanding society link doesn't work brother....

Tom S said...

Thanks--it should be fixed now.

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