Reddit has an endless supply of “bots”, programs that are used to comment automatically on the social network. They are mainly done for programming practice or personal amusement. However the Haiku Finder Bots also add a little beauty.

    If panhandling is

    so lucrative why aren’t

    we all doing it.

    The bots look for 17 syllable sections of text, and rearrange them into the prerequisite number of syllables per line. There are Twitter haiku bots, and a human generated New York Times Haiku service, of course. They all often seem to be more recorded speech than the strong mix of unexpected ideas often in great haiku. But I’m looking forward to seeing enough monkeys get enough typewriters here.

    via overview for haiku_finder_bot.

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