Many Eyes Visualizations by IBM
This is an excellent discovery. Many Eyes is a visual maker. There are several unique ways to use this tool. IBM describes it as "the power of human visual intelligence".
Many Eyes has many applications for teachers, students, businesses, organizations, and more. Teachers and students familiar with Wordle may prefer Many Eyes as it allows for more customization, descriptions, and options. The cloud visualization above is an example of one of the kinds of visualizations you can make with Many Eyes. It portrays the most frequent words as larger in font.
This phrase net is useful to display relationships between words, patterns, and concepts.
The tag cloud above utilizes color and font size to display data and information. You can use a tag cloud to compare two different texts. After you create your own tag cloud the tool allows you to drag a cursor over each word to bring up more data, information, and connections related to it within the text.
After reading the directions and playing around a bit with the Many Eyes website you will learn how to exactly utilize all the options. The first basic step is to choose data or words you wish to input, such as a passage from a novel, a speech, or statistics. The second step is to select how you want the data or words to display, as a cloud or net. After that you will need to provide a title and other descriptive information for your visualization.