Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wordle Comparisons for Sotomayor
As you can see from a couple of blogs down, allows you to put in an article and it will spit out the most prominent words with the most used ones being the largest. So the top "wordle" is from the Washington Post (liberal) and the one below is from the Washington Times (conservative). To do what I did above is as simple as cutting and pasting and would be a very useful exercise for quickly showing the bias of the media.

1 comment:

Ed Darrell said...

I regret I didn't see that possibility in Wordle when I first looked at it. Great idea!

It almost looks as if you guys are having too much fun with the thing. Almost.

Wordle offers the graphics. Don't forget that Microsoft Word and other word processing programs will offer word counts for an entire piece. Student analyses of documents can take several forms in the raw data category.