I am working on the redesign of the Preferences dialog for an application specifically intended for blind users. The current UI has grown over the years and right now contains about 50-70 different options.
I'm doing an evaluation of the publically accessible tag cloud
generators. Tagging is quite popular now, but most of the tagging
activities belong to folksonomy, which users tag manually. Tag cloud
generators are used to create tag clouds automatically. There are
ways to generate a tag cloud:
1. Given a piece of text, create a tag cloud according to the
frequency of the words.
2. Given a URL of a web page, generate a tag cloud based on the
existing links on that web page
I found several tag cloud generators on the web and use them for my
Does anyone know of any resources regarding the drawbacks of tag
clouds or the debate about their value versus their drawbacks. I have
a bee in my bonnet about them and would like write a point of view but
want to do appropriate research first.