If you’ve logged onto Facebook at any point in the past few days, you’ve almost certainly seen oddly on point non sequiturs filling your news feed. These are coming to you straight from a new app called What Would I Say, which trolls your Facebook presence to pick up your most used word and phrases, and then generates new statuses for you. The results are unbelievable.
The site uses what’s called a Markov model to figure out what to write. After sifting through a Facebook user’s status updates, the site picks one word and starts calculating probabilities of other words that are likely to follow. Eventually creating a sentence.
What Would I Say has basically turned us all into Horse_ebooks, and the results range from hilarious, to nonsensical, to oddly poetic. Here’s a sampling of the hour I lost to this status generator last night:
The beauty of this one is that all of those words did come from past Facebook activity. Breast milk expert. And this next one is just an undisputed fact.
No, I do not.
I love that bros are getting off to an adequate summation and not just our tits. It feels super respectful.
This seems like an adequate summation of body image issues.
And this is just poetic:
But this one just nailed my entire existence:
WWIS gets me.