Words

02.13.13

Word Cloud: State of the Union Reactions

We asked Daily Beast readers for one-word reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Here’s what you said.

President Obama delivered the first State of the Union of his second term Tuesday night, and by the looks of it, Daily Beast readers liked it.

Shortly after the hourlong speech ended, we asked our Facebook fans for one-word reactions, and 1,174 of you weighed in. Using Tagxedo, an online application that converts text into word clouds, we arranged your responses into an America-shaped visual representation. (Keep in mind the geographical location of the words bears no meaning. Also, larger words indicate that multiple people used that term to describe the speech.)

As you can see, the biggest words were mostly positive: awesome, brilliant, inspiring, and hopeful. However a few negative words are clearly visible, including: lies, liar, bullshit, crap, and boring. And, fittingly, “Rubio” was randomly placed in his home state of Florida.