Craigslist personals haven't been the same since the spambots and professional escorts moved in, but now there's Collective Love, a service that can help us remember the site's glorious, incomprehensibly written past.
Once users enter their location info, Collective Love uses a Markov chain algorithm to generate text from local personal ads seeking casual sex. More often than not, this results in total gibberish, which isn't out of character for the kind of desperation one often saw on the Craigslist of yore.
Collective Love challenges users to "see if you can find your own reflection in this carnival of refracted flirtation." So I gave it a shot, and this is what came out:
I am looking times DD's. Im a man who is searching for a freaky bbw.
And real and interest favorite curiosities of a your private parts as well endowed black male, looking I am blonde, hazel eyes Respect your hard nipples. Pictures a woman is real.
I'm a good looking look: No STRINGS Attached.
Race let Me know what happens let his fifties looking for a year old white, adult fun live in the subject mind and d free; or if you play safe adult fun.
I want and like and play for mature, Wm looking for a man subject line so if so You Must have body, is in the side and Emails or public somewhere and Like to take care of me know if you prefer: you like in decent good time with.
Lastly don't let you see an older Women.
Hm. Well, it's still better than the terrible maudlin poetry on Missed Connections today.
Try it out for yourself on the Collective Love website.