May 25, 2001

Contestants make poetry on their mobiles

Author: JT Smith

Wired: "Britain's Guardian newspaper caused quite a sensation recently with its poetry contest.

It was the method, as well as the madness, that caught the eye. Keats, Byron and Shelley are probably spinning in their graves.

In the first major competition of its kind, the Guardian awarded cash prizes to people who wrote the best poetry on their mobile phones, using the popular
short text message service (SMS). People on their way to work, people on their way home, and people just out and about, banged out poems and shot them
to the newspaper at an incredible rate."

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