A Tag Cloud is a graph that displays how frequently certain words appear in any given text. The higher the frequency of a particular word, the larger the word will appear in the Tag Cloud. For instance, here are some Tag Clouds of presidential speeches. "Terrorists" or "Iraq" may appear to be very large in recent Tag Clouds because they've been the focus of a lot of speeches as of late. You get the idea.
Anyway, for fun, I made Tag Clouds out of each year I've had this blog.
- 2002: A lot of very vague terms here. (i.e. "something" and "people") I am kind of amazed by the frequency of the words "bunny" and "car", seeing as I had neither.
- 2003: This reminded me: back in the day, I used IM a lot. I also thought copying and pasting portions of IM conversations verbaitim constituted interesting posts, hence the prevalance of screen names.
- 2004: Fewer screen names. Surprisingly prevalant words include "amish" and "boohbah." Also the first appearance of the word "mime" which would become a big word in my future posts.
- 2005: Somehow screen names made a minor comeback. How did that happen? "Think" is a big word.
- 2006: I learned from this year that I use the words "anyway", "really" and "maybe" a lot, which I guess could prove I'm quite digressive, hyperbolic and uncertain quite a bit of the time. Anyway, maybe I'll learn to stop. Really.
- 2007: The lists seem to get less and less interesting as time goes on. Again, "think" is a popular word.
- 2008: Some of the words here aren't surprising - "college", "mime", and the ever-prevalent "think" - but I was surprised to see how often I used the word "looking."
- And, just for fun: the whole shebang, which nearly caused the website to freak out on me.