This is a really great idea. Tag clouds are ways of visualizing the frequency of tags and keywords on particular sites. Text clouds is a way of measuring the frequency of text in a particular document. Craig Goodwin (I found this through jesuscreed.org) started putting some Bible texts into www.tagcrowd.com and came up with some great visualizations of text frequencies in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John & Romans.
I gave this a shot with 1 John from the NIV. (If you are viewing this page in a reader, you may need to visit this link to actually see the graphics.)
antichrist anyone appeared beginning believe blood born brother children christ comes commands complete darkness dear death eternal everyone evil father friends given god hates heard hearts jesus known lead liar life light lives love man obey overcome remains righteous seen sin son spirit testimony true truth walk water whoever world
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You can also show the frequencies if you like...
anointing (4) antichrist (4) anyone (14) appeared (6) beginning (7) born (8) brother (12) children (15) christ (9) comes (6) commands (12) confidence (4) darkness (7) dear (6) death (6) devil (4) eternal (6) everyone (4) evil (6) father (15) fear (4) fellowship (4) friends (6) given (6) god (64) hates (5) heard (8) hearts (5) jesus (14) known (5) lead (5) liar (5) life (14) light (6) lives (11) love (35) man (6) obey (4) remains (6) righteous (5) seen (9) sin (26) son (22) spirit (12) testimony (6) true (4) truth (11) walk (4) whoever (6) world (22)
created at TagCrowd.comWhat text clouds can you come up with?