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Text is Beautiful! 18 Dec 2012 | 11:38 pm

There's a new web site that provides visualizations to give you insight into your text: Text is Beautiful. It has a Wordle-like word cloud, plus two other visualizations that make explicit the affinit...

Wordle Miscellany 13 Sep 2011 | 05:14 pm

Now that the school year has begun, my trickle of Wordle-related incoming emails has once again intensified into a steady stream. Many people write to thank me, and just as many write to thank me and ...

Հայաստան! 5 Jul 2011 | 07:50 am

For whatever reason, a spate of requests have recently come in for Armenian language support. I'm happy to report that I've deployed a new build of Wordle with Mark Williamson's MPH 2B Damase font bui...

WordFoto 31 May 2011 | 09:56 am

A couple of Swedish developers have released an iPhone/iPod/iPad app called WordFoto, which takes any image as input and spits out that image, but composed of words. Having dabbled with such an algori...

Somewhere out there, a mother is angry. 19 Nov 2010 | 07:33 am

I still get a lot of email about Wordle every week. Some of it is questions I can deflect to the FAQ or to the forum, some of it is feature requests which I always decline, some of it is praise, and s...

WordCram: An open-source Wordle-like library 1 Sep 2010 | 05:26 am

If you're a programmer, and you want to create Wordle-like effects in your own software, then you couldn't do much better than to start with WordCram. WordCram is an excellent new open-source project,...

Wordle as "Beautiful Visualization" 22 May 2010 | 11:34 am

O'Reilly has a nifty series of books on "beauty" in technology. Editor Julie Steele asked me to contribute a chapter about Wordle to the book on Beautiful Visualization. If you're a visualization fana...

Berylium is Back 7 May 2010 | 06:43 am

Due to popular demand, I've put Berylium back. Who knew it had such a following?

Tagxedo is amazing 8 Apr 2010 | 06:46 am

Tagxedo Not so much an "alternative" to Wordle as much as "Wordle - the next generation". It's a leap forward both in the layout algorithms (which permit sophisticated shape-filling) and the design o...

Google News 2 Apr 2010 | 05:48 pm

On February 19th, I amicably parted ways with IBM Research, where I had spent over 6 years fiercely manning a very small tiller on a very large ship. For the 4 weeks following, I joyfully hacked on B...

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