Thanks to Tony, via Noel, via Wordle.
Wordle is produced by Jonathan Feinberg, and is a toy for generating WORD CLOUDS from text that you provide, that can be pasted into a box.
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.
M y del.icio.us tags...2 obvious preoccupations of Geography and Resources, with a sideline in Google Earth and Blogging... Even a bit of teaching in there ;)
I like this site WORDLE a lot, and it has some potential I think for representing in graphical format the key points in a passage of text and giving a textual, albeit graphic, representation of a textual landscape (or something...) In other words, it can give a new view on a dense passage of text. For example, here's a paragraph from an article I wrote recently for a forthcoming publication:
Can you tell what the subject is ?
I'm going to pursue this a little further....