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When I announced our new fUNICODE site a few weeks ago, you guys went ape! You were all over that, having a lot of fun transmogrifying your text into something fun. You took that text and pasted it on your Twitter accounts, your websites, and even into our chat room!

Now, the fun can continue on Facebook with our new fUNICODE Facebook App!! Thanks to David Nelson, you can use FunText on Facebook! By default, the App asks you what’s on your mind, just like your status does. The page will refresh after you type in your message and click the Go! button. Once it does, you’ll see a ton of different text available.

You have three options as to what you want to do with this text. You can post it to your own status. You can post it to a friend’s Wall! The last option is that you can also post it straight to Twitter with a click of a button. Oh! You can also choose to post your message to the FunText wall. That is absolutely optional, and up to you.

Go on! Install the App and have some fun! Post something to your own status using FunText, and then post something on your friend’s walls. Heck, go post something on MY wall with it!

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How to Create Text Art

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I’m a sucker for cool media tools, especially those that work within a web browser. UncleJohn sent me an email that had some text, and some neat looking pictures at the bottom. Once I realized the pictures were actually words, I had to pass this along. Textorizer allows you to turn your words into art.

This tool takes as input an image in PNG format, as well as a text file containing some text, and produces an SVG file which reconstructs the original image using parts of the text scattered around. All you do is enter the URL to the image you want your words to end up creating. Enter the words you want to use (one per line), and set your size and output parameters. Textorizer does the rest for you!

I used the classic Lockergnome logo. When I pressed the “textorize” button, you can see actual words… Geek, Pirillo, and Chris. You may try to right-click and save the image, but you won’t be able to. If you view the source within your browser, you’ll see tons of numbers. It’s SVG – Scalable Vector Graphics. You can take that SVG and put it anywhere.

It’s easy, it’s free… and it’s cool. What more could you ask for?

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