You can see the new, tiled, background image for my Twitter account. The multicolored bonanza of triangles and primary colors is mesmerizing and aesthetically pleasing, right? Or is the image effect sort of eye numbing and hard on the retinas? Did you notice the twitter logo shares the same color blue as my background image? There’s nothing to that shared hue of blue except that “it is the color that it is” — which is a complicated way of saying, “it’s a popular primary blue.”
Wordle is a fascinating online service that takes a bunch of text, or an RSS feed, and then mashes it all together to create a word cloud of ideas. Here’s the Wordle mash for the Urban Semiotic Atom feed. It’s wild to see the words that pop out at you and, reading it semiotically to form sentences out of the cloud, I see “Twitter new know stream.” and “American religion good people.” What semoitic sentences does your mind form in the following pareidoliac clouds?