Posts Tagged ‘obama’

an acceptance speech summarized

November 7, 2012

Thank you to E for sending us this Wordle of President Obama’s acceptance speech:

http://twitpic.com/bb286f

Disturbingly, what caught our eye was “never working together” (top left) .

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January 21, 2009

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.