The politics of Wordle

29 Aug

Last month, I posted about Wordle, a neat little tool that builds word clouds out of any block of text you enter. Well, that neat little tool made the jump into the political blog scene during this week’s Democratic National Convention, as a poster over at Daily Kos used it to build clouds based on the speeches of Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton.

And, of course, a number of folks have thrown together clouds like this one based on Barack Obama’s acceptance speech:

Which is, frankly, pretty cool. It’s an interesting way to view political speeches, though it may well be more pretty than insightful.

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