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Twitter’s Poetics, Twitter’s Bots

By posted at 12:00 pm on February 1, 2014 2

As Teju Cole demonstrated with his real-time ghazals (one, two, and three) this past week, Twitter is a medium ripe for linguistic experimentation. And far from being the exclusive domain of human beings, the social network can also produce “found poetry” at the behest of computer programs – a practice I recently wrote about for The Bygone Bureau. But who’s behind these Twitter bots? Over at The Boston Globe, they check in with Darius Kazemi, the 30-year-old programmer who’s made some of the most-loved accounts out there.





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2 Responses to “Twitter’s Poetics, Twitter’s Bots”

  1. skiki
    at 7:22 pm on February 1, 2014

    I don’t fangirl over any author like I fangirl over Teju Cole. So dreamy.

  2. Tully Hansen
    at 6:18 am on April 2, 2014

    I don’t fanguy over any botmaker like I fanguy over Darius. Except maybe @samplereality.

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