Come Play With Our Tag Cloud

We have temporarily floated our tag cloud up to the top of the right-hand column of our home page so you can take a good look at it. We haven’t tagged our entire archives yet, but we’re getting there. So feel free to play around with the tags to see what’s in the vault, and know that there’s more to come. Soon we’ll drop the cloud back toward the bottom of the right-hand column, where it’ll live in perpetuity.


st

wherever your tag cloud is, up or down, right or left, i can't find it.

patrick

Is this blog really dominated by "internet madness?" Well done!

Josh Millard

The tag cloud is fun, but have you guys considered doing a free-form word cloud as well? Say, create a frequency table from the corpus of all freakonomics entries, and do a comparison of that against the frequency table of a broader corpus (e.g. portions of the NYT archive) and float a weighted cloud of the terms that are used here proportionally more often than in the baseline corpus?

case

tag clouds are ridiculous.

Wossname

To negate Case's comment:

Tag clouds are awesome.

Good job, guys!

mike

Dubner, you should check out Mankiw's Blog, the entry about the Nobel Prize predictions. You've got support there from some people.

Sid

No tag cloud.

Vincent van Wylick

What would be even cooler is if I could subscribe to an rss-feed based on tags. That would make tags really useful, I think.

histumness

I'm with st and Sid, I don't see the tag cloud anywhere. What I see at the top of the right-hand column is "Search this blog", "The FREAK-est Links", "Comment of the Moment" and "Naked Self-Promotion". Does the tag cloud not work in Firefox? I really hope that's not the case...

zoe

To see the tag cloud you have to be on the blog's home page. I assume that if you access via RSS feed you go straight to each entry and thus do not see the cloud.

histumness

Ah, thanks zoe! But why isn't the tag cloud also on the individual entries? Seems like it would be just as useful.

Pete

Histumness, I'm using Firefox and i see the cloud just fine.

st

wherever your tag cloud is, up or down, right or left, i can't find it.

patrick

Is this blog really dominated by "internet madness?" Well done!

Josh Millard

The tag cloud is fun, but have you guys considered doing a free-form word cloud as well? Say, create a frequency table from the corpus of all freakonomics entries, and do a comparison of that against the frequency table of a broader corpus (e.g. portions of the NYT archive) and float a weighted cloud of the terms that are used here proportionally more often than in the baseline corpus?

case

tag clouds are ridiculous.

Wossname

To negate Case's comment:

Tag clouds are awesome.

Good job, guys!

mike

Dubner, you should check out Mankiw's Blog, the entry about the Nobel Prize predictions. You've got support there from some people.

Sid

No tag cloud.

Vincent van Wylick

What would be even cooler is if I could subscribe to an rss-feed based on tags. That would make tags really useful, I think.