Tagxedo is a tool that allows you to create word clouds from online material be entering the web address and then choosing the shape you would like the it to appear as. It also allows you to enter a search term, twitter id, news search or RSS feed to create a word cloud.
"Making word cloud is fun, and is much more fun with Tagxedo! With Tagxedo, you can:
- make word clouds in real-time
- customize font, theme, color, orientation, and shape
- fine-tune with lots of options
- save as images for printing and sharing
- view your word clouds as thumbnails, and pick the one you want for further tweaking or saving
- choose from many standard fonts
- use custom fonts (e.g. downloaded from Font Squirrel, DaFont, FontSpace, or your own hand-drawn fonts)
- constrain the word cloud to selected shapes (heart, star, animals, etc)
- use images as custom shapes (e.g. a portrait, an animal silhouette)"