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Do You See Anything Significant In The MyWHaT Word Cloud?

A little self-reflection:

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500-word word cloud for MyWHaT posts, favoring the most recent. (Via Wordle.net)

Is the content of MyWHaT relevant? Does it have a common thread? What are the issues it commonly addresses? Throwing the URL into Wordle to produce a word cloud, which uses font size to emphasizes most commonly used words, offers an interesting, if not useful, visual clue to those questions.

One of the first things I notice is that despite the common perception that MyWHaT is a “bike blog“, bike terms don’t jump out. This is good. MyWHaT is primarily about community, public-space, walkablility, place-making, people. Of course, at other times this past year different terms may have registered stronger. It will be interesting to compare clouds over-time.

Do you see anything significant in the MyWHaT word cloud?

  1. November 15, 2010 at 10:47 am

    That is very cool! I love that your word cloud is in the shape of a footprint.

  2. November 15, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Nice eye, Ashlea. I didn’t notice that before.

  3. jayson
    November 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    need more profanity.

  4. Franny Bluhm
    November 18, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Every large or larger word in the footprint/cloud is a feel-good word. Community – Peace- walk-ability. Just looking at the word cloud as a whole without trying to make sense out of it, creates a comfortable sense of well-being.

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