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A Wordle of Steve Jobs' famous 2005 Stanford Commencement Address. Full transcript here:


I thought it fitting that "life" was the most used word of all in his address.

Continuing with the theme of describing who I am...I thought I would describe my son Parker as well.


Word Cloud generated by Wordle

this is a wordle ( of my book I'm working on. about 1/3 through, I figure. I'm posting this here mainly so I can link to it from a forum.


Wordle from a random sampling of comments on 50 photos posted to DMU (with saves & deletes).

A Wordle created from a paper I'm working on. The prominence of "something" is evidence of it being a work in progress!


If you are interested in how to create these have a look at my post

Wordle fabric printed by Spoonflower, from an original pattern by The Dragonfly Studio. Using a Robert Kaufman print and three coordinating batik fabrics with my original Spoonflower printed fabric. Made during the snow week. Measures 42x42.

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i love wordle. it can get quite addictive. ;)

As some of you know, I'm doing research on blogging. I interviewed 30 bloggers about their craft. I'm now in the process of analyzing the data.


Update: Read the paper.

The wordle above compares the Inaugural Address presented earlier this morning by newly elected President Barack Obama (top) with President George Bush's Farewell Speech (bottom).


No matter what your politics, we are very fortunate to live in a country where every 4 or 8 years a peaceful transfer of power takes place based on Democratic elections.


You can read President Barack Obama's entire Inaugural Address here. You can read a transcript of President George Bush's farewell speech here.


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I saw one of these in JKönigs photostream.


Go here to see how it's done.


And now make your own... go... it's fun! :)



merry christmas flavita!!!!,

a message from my friend flavita!,... (fill in the blanks as you wish)!!!!!


To portuguese readers a text about hope and change. [I wont translate because Im too lazy now. The most important thing to have in mind is that we always can give a chance for a new year and things like money, crises and fear cant rule our lives. People matter, people feel, people hope. =)]


Se a grana vai embora o que sobra é gente, que sente

E ama e casa e se apaixona e faz mais gente

Crise? O ano foi de quem não teme

É de quem tem em mente que a medida do mundo somos nós


Se não entende, a gente explica

Deixa um pouco de lado o dólar, a Bolsa, a Reserva Federal

Este foi o ano de quem lutou com o coração:

Nâo dá pra não mandar um salve pra torcida do Timão! *

E a Seleção? Tudo bem andou na contramão, isso é uma verdade

Mas ser campeão neste caso não era prioridade, ou será que me engano e era?

Porque ver aquela gente diferente, em arte, ciência, vermelha e amarela

Abrir seus portões ao planeta inteiro deu sim a uma nova era

Conhecemos um pouco mais dos nossos sorridentes irmãos chineses

Humildes, obedientes, mas contentes

porque desejavam há muito conhecer o jeito do mundo

e mostrar ao mundo como é o jeito deles...

Ah a esperança! Essa prova intacta de que ainda preservamos a nossa infância

Que apesar da ingenuidade, é a vertente do amor que mais nos une!

Que às vezes pune, mas não morre, nos empurra, nos sacode

Uma sirene interna que nos alerta dizendo: Mude! Mude!

O grito em uníssono da nossa esperança, por nós, pelo planeta

e por nossas crianças

Porque sim, nós podemos!

E no espírito autêntico e multiétnico deste povo, também torcemos

Esperançosos por ver no mais alto cargo entre os Homens,

um líder com um "Q" de brasileiro!


Javier Fierro, chilean, brazilian, journalist, co-worker, poet, singer, song writer, actor, dreamer but above all this...friend!


(* e olha q eu sou palmeirense, nota minha e não do Javier)


Oh the things that you say

Is it life or just to play my worries away

You're all the things I've got to remember

You're shying away

I'll be coming for you anyway


Take on me

Take me on

I'll be gone

In a day or two


Today's soundtrack:Take on me - A-ha,


and mine for flavita! merry merry






made w/ a wordle,


Cloud of tags from my LibraryThing library, created with Worldle (


The LT view of your tag cloud doesn't offer any flexibility so I created a pretty one at Wordle.


Update for 2011:

Jeju Declaration by the IUCN President, the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Chairman of the Korean Organizing Committee on the occasion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, September 2012


1. The conservation of biological diversity, our life support system, is vitally important to human life. The Earth’s biological diversity, climate and other planetary boundaries are threatened by human activities, including fossil fuel-based, energy-intensive, unsustainable growth. Our generation has the ethical responsibility and opportunity to avert further deterioration of Earth’s biodiversity and biosphere and we will actively contribute to this.

2. Since its creation in 1948, IUCN has contributed to all of the major global discussions about the environment and sustainable development, and was most recently an active participant in the Rio+20 Conference. The outcome document of the Conference describes ‘The Future We Want’ and states that the governments of the world ‘recognize that poverty eradication, changing unsustainable and promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production and protecting and managing the natural resource base of economic and social development are the overarching objectives of and essential requirements for sustainable development’. The document calls on all countries to take urgent action on ‘the adverse impacts of climate change’.

3. IUCN provides science-based knowledge and policy-relevant advice to overcome the key challenges faced by all of humanity. The discussions undertaken by government, business and civil society participants at the IUCN World Conservation Forum in Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, the Republic of Korea in September 2012, identified the following actions necessary to conserve the Earth’s biological diversity.

Scaling up Conservation

4. All parts of society must take determined measures to scale up the conservation of biological diversity to halt its continued and rapid decline. The loss of biodiversity (species, ecosystems and genes) has grim consequences for humanity, which cannot be accepted.

5. There is mounting evidence that conservation works and thus we must scale up actions on the land and in the sea through large, targeted conservation efforts. In particular, we must ensure that protected areas are well managed; establish species recovery programmes; adopt measures to restore and rehabilitate habitats; strengthen conservation breeding programmes; and reduce or mitigate over exploitation of natural resources.

6. We know that knowledge drives action, and that meaningful action and corrective measures require better knowledge about the threats to biodiversity. We must intensify our efforts to bring together information on species, habitats, ecosystems, governance and gender-differentiated human dependency on nature and provide decision makers with the tools for effective landscape and seascape management, which conserves nature and sustains people’s livelihoods.

Nature-based Solutions

7. Biodiversity should be seen not as a problem but as an opportunity to help achieve broader societal goals. Nature is a major part of the solution to some of the world’s most pressing challenges in climate change, sustainable energy, food security, and economic and social development. Nature-based solutions build upon the proven contribution of well-managed and diverse ecosystems to enhance human resilience and to provide additional development opportunities for men and women in poor communities. We must promote the awareness, knowledge, good governance and sustainable investment to demonstrate why good environmental stewardship is everyone’s concern and how humanity is fundamentally dependent on nature.

8. Valuing nature and ecosystem services is a critical first step towards providing benefits, payments and recognition to the custodians of nature. Nature-based solutions deliver a broad range of societal benefits and are capable of attracting both public and private investment. IUCN will take the lead in conservation that brings communities, civil society, governments and investors together to negotiate and unleash the practical solutions of nature to multiple development challenges, demonstrating their cost-effectiveness and measuring and verifying their impacts.

Sustainability in Action

9. Governments, civil society, businesses and other stakeholders must strengthen their commitment towards sustainability, taking into account its three dimensions: sustained inclusive and equitable economic growth, equitable social development and inclusion, and integrated and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystems.

10. We must mainstream sustainability in societal decisions, supporting the full implementation of the multilateral environmental agreements, including the Rio Conventions, and the recently established Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

11. We must work with the public and private sectors to enhance the transfer of green technology, share knowledge, experience and skills to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem values into global production and consumption. We encourage governments and businesses to pursue inclusive and gender-responsive green growth that ensures social integration of vulnerable groups, helps eradicate poverty, and keeps humanity’s footprint within ecological boundaries.

12. We must mobilize communities working for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and poverty reduction in common efforts to halt biodiversity loss and apply nature-based solutions to conserve biodiversity, enhance resilience, strengthen equity, promote gender equality, reduce poverty and so improve the well-being of people on this planet.

13. All sectors of society must participate fully in implementing the outcomes of Rio+20 at all levels, including the formulation of well-targeted Sustainable Development Goals. We must mobilize all stakeholders for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and the Aichi Targets (adopted at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity) as important means to tackle the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and to enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services.

For Our Common Future: Closing the Gaps in Governance of Nature’s Use

14. Rio+20 reinforced the fact that there remain important gaps in environmental governance at all levels. It also highlighted many encouraging examples of how groups can come together to effectively negotiate fair outcomes and take better decisions with regard to the natural resources they depend on. We know that people’s actions and decisions, whether as citizens, economic agents or political authorities, constitute the governance that makes or breaks nature and hence our life support systems. We must ensure that better governance of nature’s use is achieved with greater regularity and consistency by providing decision makers with tools and information to assess and negotiate sustainable use of nature and equitable sharing of benefits.

15. We must support the effective and equitable governance of nature’s use at all relevant levels: stewardship of natural resources by indigenous peoples, integrated management of protected areas and natural resources, and national and international decision making for sustainable development.

16. We must provide strong leadership in advocating for better and more equitable governance of the use of nature and natural resources. IUCN’s unique convening power will encourage the knowledge and action needed to allow humankind to share both responsibility for and benefits of biodiversity conservation.

17. We must respect the rights of socially vulnerable stakeholders including local communities and indigenous peoples, and promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from ecological functions of biodiversity. In this spirit, we encourage all countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits.

The Way Forward from Jeju

18. The Government of the Republic of Korea and the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province promise to maintain the World Leaders Dialogues, initiated at this World Conservation Forum, on a regular basis, to be known as the Jeju World Leaders’ Conservation Forum. IUCN will work to ensure that nature-based solutions will be at the centre of the successful delivery of the Aichi Targets, as well as the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference and World Conservation Congresses. IUCN will catalyze actions to demonstrate the potential role of a green economy in public policy and corporate behaviour at local, regional and global levels.

19. At the 2012 World Conservation Congress on the beautiful island of Jeju in the Republic of Korea, IUCN and its many partners met in the spirit of strengthening their cooperation to bring about a just world that values and conserves nature.







UPDATE: i generated an updated version of this word cloud here




"word cloud" comparing john mccain's (red) and barack obama's (blue) comments during the first presidential 2008 debate on 9/26 using wordle


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Wordle of Kennedy's inaugural address

Shades of Gray


wordle created with my blog

This is a word cloud created by Wordle of the front page of my Internet Marketing Blog as of 8/15/08. Very cool but too bad Wordle doesn't do the same thing for entire sites. THAT'd be usefull! Read: Wordle Cloud For Internet Marketing Blog.

ABT's Ballet Terms Word Tree™


How would this look on a T-Shirt, I wonder?


I checked the spellings in a ballet dictionary.


Composed in "Wordle" which is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. 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.


I am redoing it to recreate the steps...


Save your text in a text edit program so you can try it out against different settings in Wordie. Type in words you want to be larger more often.


Paste your text into Wordie at and hit Go.


Click on Color in the menu line above and select the color palette you want to try. For example, I used Worldle(TM).


Also select the level of variance you like at the bottom of the Color menu. I like lots of variance so word colors do not repeat as often and you get different shades of the basic colors..


You can click repeatedly on Recolor in the color menu, until you like the colors it chose.


Click on Layout. I like "Mostly Vertical" or "Mostly Horizontal"


You can also keep hitting "re-layout" with current settings until you get a layout you like.


I then used "Grab" and selected my area on the window I wanted to save. Grab is a nice screen selector and save program on Mac's OS X. There are plenty of similar applications on Microsoft Windows too.


Actually you should select and save the image whenever you like it because selecting changes seems to lose what you had. For me anyway.


Here's A Different Way:

It's also fun and interesting, on the create page, to use the option of giving it your webpage URL and have it select the words for you. It selects word sizes on the frequency of occurrence on the page. Or in your text for that matter.


Hope that helps.


Oh, I should mention. The colors from Wordle are too mute for my taste, so I imported it into Apple's iPhoto to give it a little more vibrancy. You can do the same in Flickr's Picnic. Or, you can use Photoshop, which is the real powerhouse.

Love when blogging brings newbies to my world and after a little fun this is What my kiddo and I did for her room!!!

Neat little app called wordle. This is based on a post I submitted on my blog a few days ago.


Several weeks back, Jeff posted a picture with a rant heartfelt plea about people leaving quality comments. This made me think about my own commenting habits and got me wondering about their quality. It also made me think about something that appears in Wired UK magazine - a word cloud of the text of the magazine, and I wondered what a word cloud of my comments would look like. For the next month, I kept a copy of every comment and every group posting I made. So here it is - the top 100 most frequently occurring words from my comments.


Word Cloud by, additional processing by me with a brick texture by me - you may need to go large to see it.


Clearly, I need to expand and diversify my vocabulary.


Perhaps you'd like to tag, note and comment about your favourite Lee-isms or other random observations? Thanks

This card is handmade with unique additions of Japanese and printed paper. Blank inside, Wordle ©

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