What’s in a word?

Apparently that depends on whether you spoke the word or heard it.

Dan Amira posted this word cloud comparison on New York Magazine’s website of President Obama’s State of the Union speech vs. one created by NPR, based on a request of its listeners to describe the speech in three words. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. But it does highlight the power of word clouds. I hope more people and events are subjected to this type of tool. But the usual precautions should be taken when citing such information’s accuracy and context…

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