September 8, 2012

Mexican Word Clouds

I love the degrees of the internet, clicking through a site or link to find kindred souls scattered about the Gorenet makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.  This morning I discovered SooperMexican.  Good stuff over there.  This piece comparing the convention speeches of Ann Romney and Michelle Obama caught my attention:
A “word cloud” resizes the most used words in a body of text according to how many times they’re used. In the image below, I entered the entire text from Michelle’s speech tonight:
                 Now.. compare it to Ann Romney’s speech… pretty striking:

I like this word cloud exercise, and Sooper Mexican does it with various other speeches and the opposing party platforms.     


CenTexTim said...

FYI, the link to SooperMexican is broken.

Also, just in case you didn't know, you can do create word clouds yourself. Go here.

InsomniacSeeker said...

He is good. I follow him on twitter. -Tina

Harper said...

Fixed the link. My kids have done word clouds for school projects. It never occurred to me to plug a speech transcript in and see how it turned out.