A Poem by the Internet

A Poem by the Internet

For a long time, I have been fascinated by the comments on news stories on the internet. You can take any story, from the war in the Middle East, to a kid who found his lost puppy, and there will be someone with an opinion. I think there are several factors that led to this phenomena: the anonymity¬†of being online, social media giving every voice a platform, and the trolls who have dedicated their life to instigating online battles. I chose to focus on the Fox News Facebook Page, as this seems to be a breeding ground of every extreme believer of any group imaginable. To turn these endless rants into poetry I used a Python script to scrape each posts’ comments, and then queried certain phrases from each comment. Here’s my code:

And here’s a selected poem from this script:

a republican win the republican party
obama would piss genocide, obama wouldn’t someone blame obama by obama to obama is a call obama president. is obama down why obama refuses country…. obama will believe obama is america, obama just obama will not guess obama had believe obama wasn’t as obama please
riots. liberals are liberals are all ignorant liberals who liberals hate fishing
anti america president north america is when america was america now the from america !!!!!!!! take america back