Friday, October 24, 2008

What's in a Wordle?

As I've said before, Big Joel spends as much or more time as I do on the internet. He's always finding cool things. He's so clever. Anyway, he showed me this a few days ago and I thought it was soooooo neat! It's called Wordle and it's free, free, free. All you do is put in the text you want and it creates an awesome word picture. It's pretty elementary, so some of the things I think it should be able to do, it can't. (My thought is that if my little pea-brain can conceive of it, surely someone smarter than me has already figured out how to do it) I know just enough to make me dangerous, so there are still a couple of areas I'd like to fix, but can't. (For example, the quality of the picture here; but if you click on the actual Wordle, it should take you to my original version which is sharp and clear.) If you're having trouble viewing the wordle, it probably has to do with your Java-something-or-other-settings. And I'm very sorry, my friend, but you're on your own with that one.

Paige was the first to post about our trip and she was so creative. Just a list of things we did, saw, or ate while in NYC. So I started with her idea and added a few more. (Forgive me P, but we've already established that I can't come up with ideas on my own. Hopefully since I'm giving you credit, you won't report me to the Cyber Police for Blog-erism)

So, that was our trip in a nutshell, I mean, wordle. Cool, huh.


Paige Thompson Shepherd said...

that's awesome! I am gonna have to go create one myself now...after I report you that is;)

Michele said...

OK, now that's cool!

Kori said...

Those are really cool. Thanks for stopping by today.

Mamasphere said...

I love wordle! But I've only ever used it to capture my blog. I didn't know you could insert other text! Now that I do, I can't wait to play with it.

Your cloud for your trip is awesome! What a great souvenir.

jennifer said...

I tried the wordle once and it didn't work for me. May give it another go! Yours looked way cool.