To facilitate a search, websites and especially blogs and wikis,
Most popular Tags are usually displayed on a website's sidebar and are usully just a list of the most commonly used words. However there are several online applications which make Tags much more visible and attractive to the site visitor. The aggregation of Tags according to the most common word used is called a Tag Cloud and it allows the person looking at it [the Tag Cloud] to immediately identify a Tag which is used more often then others.
Word clouds can be generated in three ways:
- Write or simply paste text into a box;
- Enter the URL of a Blog feed or any other feed that has an Atom or RSS feed;
- Enter a del.icio.us user name to see thier tags.
Click on submit to generate your word cloud.
After your word cloud is generated, you have the option of changing the language, fonts, layouts and colours from the drop down menus on top of the screen. As soon as you are happy with the results of your Tag Cloud, you can click on Save to Public Gallery so that your Tag Cloud will be published for others to see. You can then either print your Wordle or, more appropriately, embed it in your blog or website by clicking on Print and then copy and paste the embed code.