Google Poetry

Google Poetry

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Google Poetry refers to the unintentionally poetic autocomplete results displayed in Google search suggesstions, which are often shared in the form of screenshots on the community sites Tumblr and Reddit.


On October 25th, 2012, the "Google Poetics" single topic Tumblr blog was launched, which highlights screenshots of poetic Google search suggestions. The first post highlighted a screenshot of several autocomplete results for the search query "why do you" (shown below).

why do you why do you want to work here why do you want to work for us why do you yawn why do you get hiccups


In October 2002, the web application Googlism[7] was launched, which submits a keyword to Google Search and displays a list of common queries containing the word. The use of apps like Googlism to create poems has been associated with the avant-garde flarf poetry movement.[6] will find out what thinks of you, your friends or anything! Search for your name here or for a good laugh check out some of the popular Googlisms below BRILLIANT way of finding out what your name means on the web by cross-referencing Google search results. Googlism! β“ž who What where when Who What Where When About Googlism for: meme meme is a cognitive or behavioral pattern that can bee meme is a meme is a meme meme is widespread doesn't meme is spreading meme is born meme is not necessarily related to the fitness that it confers upon the human being who holds it meme is much less effective because it is too extreme and will have only a very limited appeal meme is not a conscious life form meme is a unit of information in a mind whose existence


On October 29th, 2012, the @GooglePoetrics Twitter feed was launched, which highlights notable Google autocomplete suggestions accompanied by the hashtag #GooglePoems. In the first two years, the account gathered over 61,000 followers.

On November 8th, the tech news blog Gizmodo published an article about the Google Poetics Tumblr.

On March 6th, 2013, the /r/googlepoems[1] subreddit was launched, where users submit screenshots of various Google search suggestion results. Within one year, the subreddit gained upwards of 5,700 subscribers. On March 9th, The Huffington Post[3] published an article which highlighted several notable examples from the subreddit. On June 10th, BuzzFeed[5] published a compilation of examples from the Google Poetics Tumblr blog superimposed over various photographs depicting humorous autocomplete results (shown below).

You think you think you know you think darkness is your ally you think this is a game you think that your moustache is trendy i gave the baby i gave my baby honey i gave my baby too much tylenol i gave my baby a suppository and it didn't work i gave my baby up for adoption take me to take me to the river take me to your heart take me to a useless website

Notable Examples

your eyes are stupid your eyes are stupid your eyes are swallowing me your eyes are so your eyes are so beautiful Where the hell are you where the hell are you where the hell are my keys where the hell are my cheetos where the hell are you when i need you i am fal i am falling for you i am falling in love with you i am falling i am falling to pieceswhy even bother w why even bother wearing a bra why even bother with love if it never lasts why even bother with love why even bother with pants l am v i am vengeance i am the night i am vermont strong i am vertical sylvia plath i am very bored came too fast i came too fast i came too hard i came too far to look back

Search Interest

External References

[1] Reddit – /r/googlepoetry

[2] Tumblr – Google Poetics

[3] The Huffington Post – Google Poems

[4] Gizmodo – Google Autocomplete Makes Wonderful Emo Poetry

[5] BuzzFeed – 16 Deeply poetic google search suggestions

[6] Wikipedia – flarf poetry

[7] Googlism – Googlism

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