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TOTD finally got to read all of President Obama’s inauguration speech and thinks it much better than the media presented yesterday evening in its soundbites.

We’ve mentioned Wordle before and inevitably the speech was an obvious candidate:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/tag_clouds_of_obamas_inaugural_speech_compared_to_bushs.php

So obvious that the Guardian did the same thing (four Wordle clouds of Obama and previous presidents) in a spread today – but didn’t have the decency to credit Wordle at all.  (The one thing they ask is:  “If you use a screen-capture, PDF, or other image representation of a Wordle, you must attribute the image to http://www.wordle.net/. “) 

No wonder it’s an uphill battle getting students to give proper credit.

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2 Responses to “speech”

  1. Emma Says:

    I’m sure that there must be at least one word that crops up in them all, though not sure that I can find it! Even America isn’t mentioned by earlier Presidents!

    • reden Says:

      Bother! It’s really time to pack up for the night but this kind of challenge is too good to miss! We’ll let you know if we can find it! (Can you reverse engineer a Wordle?) (Yes, I know I could look up the original speeches).

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