Thursday, September 17, 2009

Word Cloud: Obama's Joint Session of Congress Appearance

Anyone paying attention to the current health care/insurance reform debate knows about Obama's appearance before a joint session of Congress September 9th. I figured it wouldn't hurt to do a word cloud from the event (transcript here).

Note that unlike most word clouds, this one measures not just word count, but also guages the impact of contextual elements outside of Obama's words themselves -- such as the positive (applause) and, uh, negative feedback he receive.

This is how it looks:


Word Cloud: Obama's Joint Session of Congress Appearance

Impact.

2 comments:

  1. Usually, these word cloud thingies bore me to tears.

    NOT this one!

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  2. Great post!

    I really like your blog!!

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    ps. Link Exchange??

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