I almost ditched WordPress in a snit again, since I found another fun thing we don’t get here for free.
It’s a magical new way to experience text, called TagCrowd, if you go upload anything you wrote, you will see sheer poetry come out. Then you copy a little code and put it up on your blog in its original splendor and marvel at your intertube mingle.
Unless you’re on WordPress man, so full of suprises, but this CSS deprivation takes the cake. I worked embarrassing hours in Paint Shop Pro, starting last night, then just said screw it and took 30 seconds to start a new blog at Blogger, where CSS falls from the sky and the cloud came out so nice I’m never going back to cut and paste.
I give you my first CrowdTag, from a troublewaits review of a Nick Cave/Bad Seeds show. Those’re my words, but not my order, see, poetry made that all by itself, it came out beat, just one of 268 possibilities. The program was designed for aesthetics, but we’re going to see this during election year, linear types at Pollster.com already put TagCrowd to use analyzing Thursday’s Democratic speeches. They’re all up over there, where you can click for the full size, but here’s a few thumbnails, big words being the ones most often used in the speeches. No big jolts really, but confirmation plenty:
Everyone says Edwards talks like a populist, and there it is — unity, trust, believe, America.
Now here’s the TagCrowd, if, like me, you enjoy your time with complimentary and cutting edge technology. I hope this gets some traction in the blogosphere, and anyone wants to put a cloud on my new blog, say the word, it’s all free and goes on forever.