In November 08 I posted: CGIAR, Change and another way to look at it! where I used Wordle to give an visual representation of what people were discussing in the CGIAR Change management blog.

I thought I would use Wordle again and use the feeds from the ShareFair blog on ICT-KM

Sharefair through Wordle

Sharefair through Wordle

A picture is worth a thousand words…

change-in-the-cgiarRecently I was introduced to Wordle, a tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text.

So one week from the CGIAR Annual General Meeting to be held in Maputo, I looked at the CGIAR Change management Blog and generated a “wordle”…to see what were the most prominent ideas discussed in the blog. I thought a simple image would give me at a glance an idea of what really mattered to people. I do not think the image needs much commenting. And this is the nice thing about the tool, at a glance you can see what matters to people.

Another example of how technology can help!

If you have not seen it yet, you may be interested in reading the reform proposalthat will be discussed at the Annual General Meeting.

Change ahead…an opportunity to renew!

Thanks Peter, who manages the road to the horizon for showing me this tool! Today I also found the wordle advanced version, where you can generate your own clouds by adding words and the weight. A real powerful way to show ideas!