Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A-Z: Vhat's a Venn Diagram?

If you're a sighted person, you've seen a Venn diagram. If you're like me, you had no idea what those circle thingies were called, but thought it might be cool to create your own, someday.

Let's ask Wikipedia:
Venn diagrams or set diagrams are diagrams that show all possible logical relations between a finite collection of sets (aggregation of things). Venn diagrams were conceived around 1880 by John Venn. They are used to teach elementary set theory, as well as illustrate simple set relationships in probability, logic, statistics, linguistics and computer science (see logical connectives).

Are your eyes crossing and your brain hurting? Me too. A picture is worth a thousand words.
This is a Venn diagram I created all by myself with the free version of Lucidchart
Note the high level of sophistication in my colors and design.

What other cool free graphics programs are there to play around with?  How about Wordle?

I used Wordle to quickly & easily create this, based on the words used in my Tiny Buddha post.
Unfortunately, getting your Wordle posted to your blog ain't that easy.
Sorry, this blog post is totally lame.  Here's a V site that's fun:

You can sign up and take quizzes to test your own vocabulary, look up words in the dictionary, or check a vocabulary list, like 100 words every High School Graduate Should Know. There are tips on frequently used homonyms, like discreet/discrete, faze/phase.

There's also a blog you can follow. And, you can sign up through FaceBook, but choose the option so only you see the posts it might make on your wall.  (Okay, now I have almost redeemed this post. (And pissed away time improved my vocab skills by taking 10 word quizzes.)

My A-Z theme is My 26 Favorite Ways to Piss Away Time Do Valuable Research on the Interwebs.

Truly, sometimes an idea from a "pointless" fun site or post or photograph does result in pages and pages of writing. Or at least a blog post or two.

Have you ever created a Venn Diagram?
Tested yourself on
Got other fun sites beginning with the letter "V"?