After reviewing the readings for this week, I found that I spent the most time scrolling through the Twitter feed of @ANAGRAMATRON. This bot finds and stores tweets until it locates an anagram of that tweet, whereupon it then publishes the two in direct succession as a pair.
As a writer, I’m a sucker for word play, and I find that anagrams are best used when they create a type of juxtaposition against two results. This isn’t always the case with @ANAGRAMATRON’s tweets given the randomness of its search results. However, every once in a while you find a duo of tweets that form a unique conversation – a witty call-and-response created in the random chaos of the tweetstorm.
Others may disagree.
— Grumble (@GrumbleTwitch) January 7, 2016
my header is so great 😩
— bardie b (@daynaguwap) January 13, 2016
Sometimes these duos aren’t witty, but revelatory. My favorite discovery was this duo below. Who would have thought that such a cruel arrangement of letters could be regrouped into such an inspiring quip. This ability to point out the transformative potential of letters and words is what makes @ANAGRAMATRON not just a bot, but a poetic artwork.
You are what you manifest🎐
— Sam Fascione (@SamFashh) December 30, 2015
You’re a waste of humanity
— katelynn (@ohmykatelynn) January 10, 2016