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.



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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