The great thing about government information is that there is no copyright. What does this mean? It means that tech-savvy people can create really cool and useful websites using government information.
US Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud
Chirag Mehta developed this tag cloud (what’s a tag cloud?) by taking over 350 presidential speeches dating back to 1776 and analyzing the words used in those speeches. The result is a visually and intellectually stimulating representation of presidential vocabulary. bigger = used more frequently ; brighter = used more recently. From this, you quickly know that Lincoln liked to reference the Constitution, Franklin Delano Roosevelt concentrated on the nation’s economy, and George W. Bush talks a lot about terrorists. Pretty cool, huh?
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There’s another one out there at http://stateoftheunion.onetwothree.net/index.shtml
There are also free tag cloud generators, e.g., http://www.tagcrowd.com/ and http://chir.ag/tech/download/tagline/