This past Thursday the poetry class discovered a new obsession: The Google Poem. Now, one might ask themselves: “What in the name of Sergey Brin is a Google Poem?” or “How do I write a Google Poem?”
Well, curious reader, a Google Poem is a poem constructed from the four suggested phrases auto-completed when one types two or three words into Google.
You too can learn how to compose one in three easy steps:
1.Open a new window atwww.google.com 2.Type in the first two or three words to any question (eg. “why is,” “how come,” etc.) 3.Observe and delight in the auto-generated quatrain on your computer screen
The results that make up the “poems” come from a complex algorithm designed by Google that, according to Google themselves, “predicts and displays search queries based on other users’ search activities and the contents of web pages indexed by Google” (source: support.google.com). That being said, these “poems” can provide a funny and sometimes insightful look into the minds of the many millions of Google users, all in a few keystrokes.