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UPDATE 3/31/2022: As of March, 2022, Poetweet appears to no longer be working. Sorry!

Happy Phun Phriday!  It’s time for another completely frivolous blog post that might inadvertently inspire you to waste huge chunks of time on an activity that is not productive in any way.

I actually had Poetweet slated to be a Phun Phriday post a few weeks ago, but the site went down right when I was about to blog about it.  It seems to be working now, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the bazillions of people who read this post won’t break it by trying to access Poetweet at the same time 😉

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You don’t have to have a Twitter account to use Poetweet – but you need to know someone’s Twitter handle.  All you do is type in the handle, then choose what type of poem you would like (Sonnet, Rondel, or Indriso), and the magic happens.

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I don’t really know how it works.  And the poems don’t necessarily make sense – but then again, aren’t the best poems deliberately incomprehensible?  When you are viewing the poem on the Poetweet site, you can actually scroll over the lines to find out what Tweet they were found in.

Here are the three poems I made from my Twitter handle last night. Some lines are weirdly insightful…

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2 thoughts on “Poetweet”

  1. Ok, I was just having way too much fun with this site! 🙂 Look at one of my stanzas “Therapy today!! So excited!”-just to clarify that was PHYSICAL therapy for my knee the day I could ride the bike!

    Or this one:
    “How to fill in test bubbles?
    We don’t subscribe to common core.
    Different sets of doubles. :)”

    I’m off to try other people’s twitter handles. I can’t imagine what someone like Neil Gaiman’s poem would come up like. Thank you as always for sharing!

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