Sunday, February 24, 2013

Instantly Addicted to Wordle

It’s so simple, and yet so powerful. I can’t believe I never heard of this website before now. I’ve just stumbled upon the Wordle website ( and even though the site is utterly simplistic and lacking in massive amounts of applications, I find myself strangely addicted.

What is Wordle? You take any text and you plug it into the site, e.g. cutting the words to this blog post and pasting them in the site. Within moments it will create a beautiful image based on the words in the text you provided; however, the size of the words depends on how often they are used in your text, i.e. the more common the word, the bigger the text. (

The first obvious benefit of this program is the ability to create an amazing visual display based directly on the concepts you are writing about. But it doesn’t stop there. What this site does is provide you with an indelible visual representing the real essence of what you’ve written. You can see what matters to you the most. You can see what are the driving forces behind your thoughts and ideas. You can see if you’ve seriously overused a word. You will never be able to look at the writing you plugged into the site the same way again. That’s a website worth using!

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