I like word clouds. You can quickly get a feel for how often a word is used in a speech, article, or other block of text. For example, below is a word cloud, which was created with Wordle, based on Technola's front page.
With the many free online tools available, word clouds are extremely easy to make. There is even a tool for Twitter. TwitterSheep lets you create a word cloud from the bios of a user's followers. For example, a lot of @accesstojustice's followers use "lawyer," "attorney," "law," or "justice" in their bios.
However, other than quickly gauging a piece of content's focus, how would poverty law advocates benefit from word clouds? Or are word clouds just pretty images? - K