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Hire a PayPal poet without anyone knowing it

A new PayPal service lets you order a custom-written poem for your paramour just in time for Valentine's Day. Crave writer Michael Franco tells you all about it in partial verse.

By Feb. 7, 2014

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Bot or not? Try to tell a human poet from a computer

The Bot or Not Web site, called a "Turing test for poetry," lets users guess whether poems have been penned by a human or an algorithm. It's not always easy.

By Mar. 10, 2014

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Computer code gets literary with code poetry slam

Stanford has hosted its first high-tech poetry competition, exploring how computer code can be read and deployed as a poetic language.

By Jan. 8, 2014

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MIT researchers create world's trickiest tongue twister

According to speech communication scientists from MIT, "pad kid poured curd pulled cod" is the most difficult phrase to spit out. Give it a try.

By Dec. 9, 2013

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How do you make a PSA go viral? You blow up some kids

An extraordinary Australian PSA, intended to encourage kids to stay in school, uses shock tactics perhaps never seen before.

By Jan. 30, 2014

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How to get more retweets: USE CAPITAL LETTERS

An analysis of 1.7 million tweets offers some tips for those who just can't get enough social love.

By Dec. 11, 2013

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Poetry-reading dresses have tales to tell

Part of a growing wearable-technology trend, Lace Sensor Dresses with custom pressure sensors are truly poetry in motion.

By Jul. 12, 2012

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Sing along with C-SPAN

The Web is a natural hunting ground for the scavenging surrealist. And artist Barbara Lattanzi salvages the Net's cultural detritus to strange effect with her "C-SPAN Karaoke."

By Jul. 27, 2005

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Virtual monkeys recreate Shakespeare? Methinks not

Tackling the infinite monkey theorum, a programmer says he's recreated Shakespeare through random typing. It's a great idea, but the claim is too grand.

By Sep. 26, 2011