GC2012 in Tweets

The Rev. Andrew Conard (@andrewconard) is a pastor, blogger and rising leader in the United Methodist Church. He is also a Twitter user, and has taken it upon himself to analyze the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #gc2012. Each day he is posting a "word cloud" image which graphically interprets the conversation, increasing the size of the word based on the number of times that word appears in the stream. You can follow his project at http://andrewconard.com/ Here's his image from yesterday:

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