Tag Archives: Popularity

Four K-12 Education Models That May Gain Popularity During COVID-19

Education during the pandemic. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In just a few weeks, U.S. education has dramatically changed. Schools have been closed for the academic year in most states, and some districts have already canceled their foray into virtual school-at-home this spring, ending the school year early. With more than 50 million U.S. students at home with their families, ... Read More »

DNA Edit: Voice assistant scare – Gadgets gaining popularity, but results could be disastrous

  Using a voice assistant like a Siri (iPhone users), Google Assistant (Android users) and Alexa (Amazon service users) is catching on, and there have been several embarrassing episodes for the users. One Alexa user was shocked to know her private conversations were emailed to her co-workers and family members. A recent report about how Amazon workers listen in to ... Read More »

Bot Armies Boost Candidates’ Popularity on Twitter

Internet bots have many useful online purposes, but they have a dark side, too, as three researchers demonstrated in their analysis of Twitter traffic during the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Bots are used to automate functions on the Net. For example, if you belong to several social networks, you could use a bot to post ... Read More »