State of the Union as Tag Cloud

I came across this today, courtesy The Shifted Librarian:

The 2008 State of the Union as Tag Cloud

What a great way to take the tag cloud technique – something that most people perceive as having fairly limited potential – and use it to examine information in a whole new way. When so much of our language – particularly political language – is couched in symbolism, new ways to identify the patterns behind the patter are always welcome. McLuhanists, take note.

I am more than a little curious to see how many of those “Americas” were actually “Amrrcas,” given our Commander-in-Chief’s particular diction.

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