A website is collecting examples of ‘poems’ made using Google’s auto-complete search engine suggestions.
Google Poetics takes the four suggestions that the Google search box provides when you start typing a query and treats them as a poem.
A recent entry reads: “I want my widgets now/ I want my wish to come true/ I want my water to break/ I want my wife to lose weight.”
The Tumblr blog was created by two Finns, Raisa Omaheimo and Sampsa Nuotio. They write: “Google’s algorithm offers searches after just a few keystrokes when typing in the search box, in an attempt to predict what the user wants to type. The combination of these suggestions can be funny, absurd, Dadaistic — and sometimes even deeply moving.”
The autocomplete suggestions are generated from common searches that other people have typed. More.