Trying to articulate water issues, provide discussion fodder, seek other ideas, broaden and educate a bit, and, and... well, solve the world's water problems.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Words, Words, Words
OK, I'm a sucker for word games and such. Those who have been following me on Twitter probably already know this from my water "Anagram" posts. I have found two more word thingies that are pretty cool. First is "Wordle" - a web site where you can make word clouds from your own text, such as this kansas groundwater cloud I just made. You can control the colors, the nature of the cloud, the font and much more - so you get just that right look. The more text you put in, the busier the cloud.
I also just started participating in Artwiculate - an internet word game that is creative. Artwiculate provides a bodacious word every day that you are to use in context in a tweet. Everytime someone votes for your tweet on the Artwiculate page, or retweets your tweet in Twitter, you get a point. At the end of the 24 hour period, most points (cleverest tweet using the word?) wins. My first attempt yesterday on the word "Asinine" netted me a top 20 finish. I hate to say it, but I used an anagram to get 18th place - 40 votes. My tweet was: "Asinine = is inane (an anagram for those who don't recognize one)". Today's word is Debacle. Vote for my entry if you get a chance.
This stuff keeps me busy when Twitter and the Blogsphere is slow. Several of my Twitter followers would probably do pretty well at these sites! You know who you are - AO, GL, JF, & MR.