Inauguration 2.0 – Presidents' speeches broken down into tag clouds

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obama-speech-cloud.jpgYou can tell it’s the 21st Century. The good folks over at ReadWriteWeb have broken down the full text of Barack Obama’s inauguration speech yesterday into a tag cloud using Wordle.net. The results are interesting – “nation” and “new” come out on top. Click for embiggening.

Just for fun, they’ve also analysed the speeches of Bush in 2005, Clinton in 1999, Reagan in 1981 and Lincoln in 1861 and 1865. You can see the clouds after the jump, but it’s quite interesting to see how much Bush relied on the word ‘freedom’ Reagan on ‘government’ and Lincoln on ‘constitution’ first, and then ‘war’.

Bush in 2005
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Clinton in 1999
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Reagan in 1981
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Lincoln in 1861
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Lincoln in 1865
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(via ReadWriteWeb)

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