Wordle

WordleWordle is a tool 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 customize your clouds with different fonts, layouts, & 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 them with your friends, students, or colleagues.

 

 

 

Getting Started: 
  • First, ensure you are in a browser such Explorer, Firefox or Safari (you may have to run a plugin?)
    • Wordle does not work with Chrome
    • Check FAQ for more information
  • Then go to http://www.wordle.net/ & select the Create your own button
  • Enter text into the text box or linking the URL of any web page that has an Atom or RSS feed
    • It is best to select words to eliminate the significant occurence of conjunctions
  • Then click the go or submit button and watch as your word cloud is created
  • Options: (see image below)
    • Using the tabs above the Wordle you have a variety of options
    • The buttons below offer other options inluding:
      • Randomize provides various reorganizations of your Wordle (colors, shapes, orientations, etc.)
      • You can print, save as a PNG or take a screen shot

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Below, the first three are examples of the same Wordle arranged in different ways

Photo(s): 
Earth Wordle
AppState Service: 
Third-Party Service