J’aime les nuages … les nuages qui passent … là-bas … là-bas … les merveilleux nuages!
C. Baudelaire: L’étranger
Bill posted about a cool site that creates a word cloud (’word clouds’ and ‘tag clouds’ are different beasts) for your tweets.
I have no idea what to make of mine, based on 100 tweets over three months:
I think I can see evidence that I’m using it for acknowledgement (”thanks”), comment (”nice”) and maybe dialogue too (”sian” appears in my word cloud as an addressee). A couple of bits of technology appear – Prezi and WebCT – but both as objects of frustration (”feeling” and “cross” are in the cloud). Twitter as spleen-venting tool perhaps?
I can see some of the topics that have caught my interest – “field” “community”, “picture”, “visual” etc.. There’s no “uncanny” or “ghosts”.
There are no elephants in my cloud which is a shame as is my hunch that, good as it is, it hasn’t really caught how I’ve been engaging in the course via Twitter.