Wordle, an addictive new web toy

Posted by: Emily McManus


Jonathan Feinberg, a sometime collaborator of artist Golan Levin (watch Levin’s TEDTalk), has given the world an addictive new web toy. Wordle turns any block of text into a word cloud — like a tag cloud but prettier. It’s hard to stop using it once you start. TEDTalks transcripts produce these handsome results:


ABOVE: Erin McKean redefines the dictionary


ABOVE: Murray Gell-Mann finds beauty and truth in physics

AT TOP: David Gallo shares underwater astonishments

Comments (1)

  • Antoni Kolev commented on Jun 28 2008

    I got addicted to Wordle and created a design with the word for peace in more than 300 languages, then arranged it as a heart in Illustrator. It’s amazing to see all the words united in one… think it’s an idea worth spreading!

    I’ll be happy if you view it and vote @ Threadless: Peace in the Heart

    Thanks for sharing!