A few weeks ago I came across an interesting new web site called Wordle. A Wordle is “a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.” Wordles give the both the author and reader a different perspective on a document or blog site.
After looking at the wide variety of Wordles available in the Wordle Gallery, I was curious to see how a Wordle of the first page of the Citrix blog would look (Wordle pulls the rss feed which only includes the first page). See the results below –
There is no surprise works like “Citrix”, “XenApp”, “Presentation”, “Applications” and “virtualization” figure prominently on this Wordle. I see many other words that are often used when talking about our products such as “savings”, costs”, “management” and “scalability”.
One big thing that stands out to me that is missing are the names of applications. I only see one actual application name listed – “AutoCAD”. That comes from a recent post by Derek Thorslund. It seems like we should spend more time on the Citrix blog writing about how to use our products to deliver specific applications, instead of applications in general.
But that is just my opinion. What do you think of this Wordle? What strikes you about this Wordle of the Citrix blog? Which words should figure more prominently, and which should be less prominent? Which words are missing?
Please post your thoughts in the comments.