Monday, June 16, 2008

What's Your Focus

Several people have blogged lately about Wordle which lets you create tags clouds from blocks of text or as I have done here, from a account. It became immediately clear that the focus of my bookmarks is around web2.0, resources and tools. (Click the image for a larger version.)

There are ways you can alter the appearance of your Wordle by changing text font or direction and picking different colours. It makes for great visual impact in a way other tag clouds have not.

Some have suggested using Wordle as a way to analyze creative writing pieces. I think it could also be used to aid group decision making by prioritizing ideas. If all group members added their top five items and the cumulative list was submitted to Wordle it would be easy to see where preferences lay.

Or if you kept a diary of your daily tasks and submitted that you could see a graphic representation of which tasks were performed most frequently. That might make for an eye-catching addition to an annual report.

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