monkey-bots produce bot-poetry.

Automated blogs are created using software that will “allow you to put various blogs that have been already written by someone else” on your website or blog, according to a website that offers such services.

Autoblogs are the scourge of bloggers everywhere, as they steal content from other people to put on their own sites. “Keyword-rich” content is plagiarized in order to increase traffic to their sites.

Legitimate bloghosts such as WordPress have declared war on autoblogs, and suspend such accounts when they come across them.

Here’s a sample from an autoblog – misspellings and lack of punctuation as-is - that popped up on my WordPress “Tag Surfer” page:

“Themselves is we who are peaky; her is thus we who graduate the embassy in order to impart our stress, our dolor, and our discomfort, en plus being as how our thinkability. we apprehend disagreeing hard statements encircling our moira, excepting appear like compelled in order to maintain creature clearer and farther orotund in comparison with what we’ve heard off others.

[We] are advantageous in passage to treasure affluxion into medications and stamina be concerned tabloid howbeit we realize not restrain smash against fix you. Bountiful as regards our soundness problems argue been resolved irrespective of[antiretroviral] medications. Predisposed to how fell our environs was prefatory in transit to prolegomenon, we submit benefited in great measure. Again stretch we grant favored up to put surge over against these services, we experience idealistic blues since others who mullah’t take in the Tweedledum and Tweedledee regime we prosecute.

And by crescendo in transit to our naturalness problems, we carry exotic tribulations.
However fewer contemplative in re our allergic disease, we deathlike silence prehend problems
advantageous in that doss. We identify fluster unweaving recruitment. We be present
perturbed all but sending our tots for religious order. One and all session we foreside the
disquieting event that we cannot bring to light the action for give permission her. Not
heterotrophic organism smart over against abet our young people is the peerless raise a howl faced wherewithal mothers and fathers obliquely the belt in regard to Haiti. We tamper with autodidactic that congenitor calamities and also have being advanced extraneous countries. Equivalently we allude to wherewithal A to izzard these tragedies we rancidity interrogate: is every kind present-time not a guy? (italics booby trap)

It doesn’t make sense, right? It’s as if several posts were integrated into one blog entry, with some random words or phrases sprinkled here and there. It brings to mind the “million monkeys typing on a million computers for a million years” thing.

Sorry, I couldn’t find a cheerful monkey robot image to P’Shop. Original image here.

Curiously, some of the words are rather interesting – “effluxion”, “prolegomenon”, “rancidity”, “izzard”. Some phrases are downright brilliant – “our stress, our dolor, and our discomfort”; “idealistic blues”; “Tweedledum and Tweedledee regime we prosecute”; “we carry exotic tribulations”.

There you have it – robotic poetry. And it didn’t take a million years to produce.

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