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 😉
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.
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…