President Obama’s inauguration speech as a Wordle

picture-132A Wordle is a “tag cloud” or  “word cloud” which clearly indicates key words used in any text. Here I have cut President Obama’s inauguration speech, delivered an hour ago, from the BBC website and then pasted it into the wordle. This image generated shows that Obama’s key words were

  1. New
  2. America, and
  3. Nation

You can do the same exercise with any text or speech. Try it out.

If you think your followers on Twitter would be interested in this Wordle, reTweet it to them!


About John Welsh

John Welsh has spent his entire working life in business-to-business media, first traditional publishing, having edited three magazines over 14 years, and, second, exhibitions since 2007. He started this blog on 22 June 2008 and ended it on 18 May 2010.
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3 Responses to President Obama’s inauguration speech as a Wordle

  1. Phil Greaney says:

    Glad to see that change to the US – underscored of course by the dominant ‘new America’ in this tag cloud – is part of the fabric of his words. Let’s hope it extends to his deeds and that of the New America.

    I wonder if he or his aides put it through Wordle before it was delivered? 😉

  2. Pingback: What do the inauguration and math have in common? | Tech Ed-dy

  3. If you want to see some constructive analysis on the inauguration speech there’s a pretty good piece at: called “5 reasons why you shouldn’t speak like Barack Obama”

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