These days, though, I'm noticing that on more and more sites the tag clouds have evaporated. I'm not saying they're dead (okay, granted, that's exactly what the cartoon's saying, but that's why they issue artistic licenses), but they're getting scarcer.
And maybe they were overused and abused back in the day; not every site lends itself to a tag cloud, and not every tag cloud needs to be overwhelming and cluttered. Still, they have their place, and I'd be sorry to see them die out.
Now, the Flash splash screen? I'd go to that funeral in my dancing shoes.
[Ed: readers are encouraged to ignore the RWW tag cloud, located in our sidebar, for this post.]
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