Saturday, September 06, 2008


Linda Straube found another great tool for those word freaks who like to analyze Candidate Speeches and Campaign rhetoric.

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

Use the advanced google search to find Speech Clouds others' have made.[exact phrase "mccain speech" and Search within a site or domain: type in] You can also generate your own word clouds and track political blogs by simply entering a blog URL. Give it a whirl. For example, to CREATE one (click on create) Then, for Daniel who likes the RealClear Politics blog I would just paste that URL in: in the box and Wordle will generate a word cloud when you hit SUBMIT.

See my results which I saved to their gallery.

1 comment:

Team Houston said...

Hi Pam,

Thanks so much.

We had a feeling when we came home with Simone around May 2005 that China may not always be that stable. So we decided to adopte again right away with one of our best friends.

We were logged in May 30th, 2006 for our second child. Due to the wait being so long and our longing for another child/sister for Simone we decided to look into adopting a baby with club feet in December of 2007.

We heard from our agency in March 2008. I think it helped since we were already out of the review room. Another Mom I met on line found her little boy on a waiting list and is in the process of adopting him still because she had not started the process yet. She may be able to bring him home in Feb. of 2009, we pray.

So we were not in the SN line all along and never regret switching.

Hope this helps.

Keep me updated on what you decide to do.

We found out after we came home that Sophie Wei had hip displasia and her pelvis was not formed completely. We just got home from surgery on Sunday. China missed that and we found out from our first visit with our ped. by a basic exam.

Take care, Michele