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Wisdom of the Cloud?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, we'll be speaking with Michael Newman from Slate about an interesting project they just wrapped up: using an online collaborative writing tool, they had readers create their dream Obama inauguration speech. You can read the final results here. And here's a 'word cloud' we created (using Wordle) of the text of the speech.

Slate

Slate

Of course, now we have Obama's actual speech to compare and contrast. Should be an interesting discussion and - for your comparison purposes - here's a word cloud of yesterday's address.

and the actual address...

and the actual address...

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