- 2013 Mar 4
So, I spent my weekend writing a set of Perl scripts that would, given a search term, would go through each tweet, and count the syllables in it (much harder than you think it would be). It would save all of the ones with 5 or 7 syllables in a nice, HTML format.
I can then go through these lists and make haiku. You can click each line to go to the original tweet. (Side note: I didn’t count hashtags towards syllablecount unless they were also part of the sentence.)
Here are some haiku about the recent pope brouhaha.
Pope Poetry (Popetry)
I did this to learn Perl. I mostly learned that Perl allows for many things to be syntactically valid, but completely useless.
This cannot end here. You must tell me more topics for Twitter haiku.
No blasphemy was intended in the making of this post.
- 2013 Feb 16
Track: Seaside Ideation
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Track: October 8, 2006