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Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 15:39:15 +0100
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I was using a tag cloud the other day that had been created to display
search results - the number of hits for each category determined tag


I have to say that I found it very hard to ignore the large tags even
when they were not relevant to me (the result I was looking for turned
out to have a very small tag - but that's a posting for another day<g>).
Has anyone else had this experience? Are there any studies on the
usability of tag clouds or weighted lists? (A quick Google on "tag cloud
usability" does not turn up much very useful.)



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