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'Google Poems' Are Hauntingly Beautiful

03/09/2013 10:42 am ET | Updated Mar 11, 2013

It has been said that computers can do everything that humans can do, except write poetry. But the users of the Reddit page "googlepoems" are out to chip away at that theory. When you type a word or two into Google search, a handful of autocomplete suggestions pop up automatically. And sometimes, but just sometimes, those autocomplete suggestions are quite poetic.

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google poetry

We tried my hand at some Google poetry and it's really not as easy as it looks. More often than not, the autocompletes are uninteresting. It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but some of the results are really magical. Google poetry gives you a glimpse into human nature. Playing with Google autocomplete gives you a sense of what's important to people, since autocomplete is based on a compilation of users' previous searches.

Check out some of our Google poetry below:

Selected Poems By Google
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