Word clouds have become a visual expression, a more artistic display, of word arrangement. Wordle was one of the first generators I used. I enjoyed experimenting with Wordlings and Tagxedo for this post.
Word It Out is an application that offers the ability to create, explore other created word clouds or participate with other members of the Word It Out community by using the blog, checking out the FAQ section, read how others are using Word It Out, make suggestions and point out problems. It is free to users who are 13 years of age or older. To begin enter in text at the home page.
When you are satisfied click the Save button. The next screen asks you to enter in a title, short description of your word cloud, a related web page, the sharing options of public (everyone) or private (only for those with the link you provide) and your email address. An email is sent immediately with a link to confirm your address and to provide you with a secret link to the word cloud.
Your word cloud can be posted on numerous social networks, emailed, printed, downloaded to your computer as an image or embedded using HTML into a website or blog.
I really like all the features of Word It Out. It can be as simple as using the random selection or modified manually by using all the extra controls available. Here is my Word It Out for Favorite First Lines.