Words In Pictures

I’ve been away from things for the last few days, so no updates recently. Then, scanning random blogs to catch up this morning, I came across the web app at Wordle, which creates a word cloud.

A word cloud (or tag cloud) is a visual depiction of user-generated tags, or simply the word content of a site, used typically to describe the content of web sites

Wordcloud: A visual depiction of this blog
Wordcloud: A visual depiction of this blog

I’m not sure whether the results are good or bad, but it is a useful way to track my current obsessions, at least as expressed online.

One odd thing that strikes me is the absence of the word ‘recession’. I’ve been mentally noting the small and large symptoms of the Tiger’s demise as I go about my days , and I’m surprised I haven’t made a blog entry out of those observations yet.

So here goes:

  • The scarcity of 2009 reg plates.
  • Parking spaces at lunchtime.
  • 40% off.
  • The toys in the middle aisle in Lidl aren’t shifting as fast as they used to.
    The ‘for sale’ sign in the local internet cafe.
  • Shorter queues everywhere.
  • Longer waits for cheques to arrive in the post.
    And finally, how thin newspaper recruitment sections have become.

By Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham occupies his time working as a journalist, writer, sub-editor, blogger and podcaster, yet still finds himself underemployed.