Tagxedo: it’s like Wordle on steroids

Tag clouds are a great way of synthesising lots of content into a readily digestible graphic but until now they’ve been rather lacklustre and dull.

That’s why I love Tagxedo which, as the name suggests, is a great way to show off your content in all its finery. You can create a word cloud from numerous sources including a web page, a Twitter stream, an RSS feed or even a search query. But the best bit is you can then customise your Tagxedo to your heart’s content, changing the colour schemes, shape, typefaces and orientation. And, once you’re happy with the results you can export your Tagxedo as an image file, grab some embed code to place on your website, or get it printed onto a t-shirt or other gift at Zazzle. Very neat!

A couple of my efforts: here’s this blog in the shape of a bomb (why not?!):

This blog on Tagxedo

And here’s what the search engines think of your author, Allister Frost, shaped, predictably enough, as a banana:

Allister Frost on Tagxedo

Have a play with Tagxedo at http://www.tagxedo.com/ and let me know what you create!

About Allister Frost

I'm a marketer who helps companies adapt and grow in our digital world. This site is the place where I share my thoughts about marketing, how it's evolving and what great marketers are doing. Let me know what you think.

Posted on June 9, 2011, in Innovation, Inspiration. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks Allister. Lori found your post and created the best birthday card ever. She dug out 26 years of her love letters to me, typed them all into the computer (10 single spaced pages), and then put them into Tagxedo. This is the result – http://www.brucelynn.info/bdaytagxedo.jpg.

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