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Using public tweets / a developer finds art / in hidden haikus

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One developer has found the perfect way to take advantage of Twitter's new support for line breaks: haikus. Using the public Twitter stream and a Python tool that can determine the number of syllables in most English words, Brandon at h6o6 has found a way to collect the haikus hidden in plain sight on Twitter. You probably won't see the poems collected at Tweet Haikus in the next great found poetry anthology, but that doesn't mean there isn't some accidental beauty in the results — after all, the charm of @Horse_ebooks has nothing to do with well-prepared prose.